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Daring Flight, A
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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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On the morning of July 25, 1909, Louis Bleriot set out on his epic flight across the English Channel, marking the first long-distance flight over water and the first air crossing of a national boundary. Bleriot's triumph came after years of experiments with primitive flying machines and innumerable crashes - a story of perseverance and ingenuity as memorable as that of his competitors, the Wrights. This episode dramatizes Bleriot's colorful story through the current quest of Bleriot's grandson to repeat the heroic cross-channel flight - a quest that will prove both dangerous and elusive.



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