NOVA; Storm that Drowned a City
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- Storm that Drowned a City
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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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NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail? This program focuses in depth on the factors that made New Orleans so vulnerable. The one-hour documentary also shows how the disastrous impact of a strong hurricane was clearly foreseen by the scientists and agencies participating in "Exercise Pam" a year before Katrina. In a program full of gripping footage gathered in the wake of the catastrophe, NOVA exposes the immense challenges posed by rebuilding New Orleans as well as examines why the city was so tragically unprepared when the long-feared disaster finally struck.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Storm that Drowned a City,” 11/21/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 19, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A539027C93B437282F9EF9D794E59D2.
- MLA: “NOVA; Storm that Drowned a City.” 11/21/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 19, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A539027C93B437282F9EF9D794E59D2>.
- APA: NOVA; Storm that Drowned a City. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A539027C93B437282F9EF9D794E59D2