NOVA; Rise of a Wonder Drug, 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 email@example.com.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Rise of a Wonder Drug, 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
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.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Chicago: “NOVA; Rise of a Wonder Drug, The,” 12/15/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3EE8318F21DA4C58A65F1F8AF54A4AC2.
- MLA: “NOVA; Rise of a Wonder Drug, The.” 12/15/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2017. <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