NOVA; Pill for the People, The
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Pill for the People, The
- Program Number
- Series Description
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
- Program Description
Why the pill doesn't live up to its creators expectations. NOVA profiles chemist Russell Marker who made the birth control pill possible by discovering a synthetic substitute for the hormone progesterone.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Chicago: “NOVA; Pill for the People, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 25, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31B96795F5F04B5DB2C77CA92E153D0A.
- MLA: “NOVA; Pill for the People, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 25, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31B96795F5F04B5DB2C77CA92E153D0A>.
- APA: NOVA; Pill for the People, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31B96795F5F04B5DB2C77CA92E153D0A