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NOVA; Fountains of Paradise, The

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Fountains of Paradise, The
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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The billion-dollar-plus Mahaweli Irrigation Project in Sri Lanka is explored. Will this high-risk project prove to be a great leap forward or an industrial and sociological disaster?



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