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NOVA; Rise of a Wonder Drug, The

12/15/1986

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Series
NOVA
Program
Rise of a Wonder Drug, The
Program Number

1309

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

When Alexander Fleming discovered the penicillin mold in 1928, he never considered its possible therapeutic value. NOVA explores the "Fleming myth" and reveals the true story of the men who worked behind the scenes to develop the wonder drug of the century.

Duration

00:57:52

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Rise of a Wonder Drug, The,” 12/15/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3EE8318F21DA4C58A65F1F8AF54A4AC2.
MLA: “NOVA; Rise of a Wonder Drug, The.” 12/15/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3EE8318F21DA4C58A65F1F8AF54A4AC2>.
APA: NOVA; Rise of a Wonder Drug, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3EE8318F21DA4C58A65F1F8AF54A4AC2
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