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NOVA; Hawaii: Crucible of Life


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Hawaii: Crucible of Life
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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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Hawaii, a land of fire and beauty is the most isolated island chain in the world. NOVA cameras uncover an extraordinary world far from the teeming tourist hotels, one filled with unique life forms, but also scarred by tragic extinction.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Hawaii: Crucible of Life,” 11/16/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 24, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3C6798E1137E4E78B9B6995539F50974.
MLA: “NOVA; Hawaii: Crucible of Life.” 11/16/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 24, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3C6798E1137E4E78B9B6995539F50974>.
APA: NOVA; Hawaii: Crucible of Life. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3C6798E1137E4E78B9B6995539F50974
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