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NOVA; Arctic Passage: Prisoners Of The Ice

WGBH/NOVA Green Label Master #3306 “Arctic Passage; Prisoners of the Ice” Ch 1/2: Full Mix Ch 3/4: MED 16x9 Anamorphic 56:46


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Series
NOVA
Program
Arctic Passage: Prisoners Of The Ice
Program Number

3306

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

In this two-hour mini-series, NOVA dramatizes two extraordinary sagas in the quest for the Northwest Passage, the legendary Arctic sea route between the Atlantic and the Pacific that was the prize objective of merchants and adventurers for centuries.

First, we probe the Arctic's most enduring exploration enigmas. In 1845, two Royal Navy ships and 129 men led by Sir John Franklin set sail from London on an elaborately prepared expedition to conquer the elusive Arctic route, and were never heard from again. Poignant clues suggest the expedition became icebound, short of food, and that the stronger members resorted to murder and cannibalism. Or did their own provisions poison them? Now, 150 years later, a team of historians and forensic scientists journey to a bleak wilderness on a quest for the truth behind the Franklin mystery.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Arctic Passage: Prisoners Of The Ice,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42E8F47223FC4BCF92876ABABC61417D.
MLA: “NOVA; Arctic Passage: Prisoners Of The Ice.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42E8F47223FC4BCF92876ABABC61417D>.
APA: NOVA; Arctic Passage: Prisoners Of The Ice. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42E8F47223FC4BCF92876ABABC61417D
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