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NOVA; Kidnapped By UFOs


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Kidnapped By UFOs
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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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In 1963, a respectable, middle-aged New Hampshire couple reported being abducted by benevolent aliens and taken aboard their spacecraft. This case, the first and most famous "alien abduction," sparked a virtual epidemic of tales of extraterrestrial kidnapping. NOVA delves into this remarkable phenomenon and reveals what lies behind these incredible claims of UFOs, telepathy and teletransport, and a grand intergalactic genetic experiment.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Kidnapped By UFOs,” 12/07/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41E2A67B30A5451E973E451F0EC2A7BF.
MLA: “NOVA; Kidnapped By UFOs.” 12/07/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41E2A67B30A5451E973E451F0EC2A7BF>.
APA: NOVA; Kidnapped By UFOs. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41E2A67B30A5451E973E451F0EC2A7BF
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