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NOVA; Russia’s Nuclear Warriors



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Russia’s Nuclear Warriors
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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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NOVA takes an intimate look at the men who are in control of Russia's nuclear missiles, standing just a heartbeat from the top Russian politicians and Armageddon. Hosted by Vladimir Pozner, Russia's top television journalist, this startling film shows that despite low pay and the tedious existence that these soldiers and their families live with, these men are motivated by a strong sense of patriotic duty and responsibility for the ultimate powers of destruction at their fingertips, in a job that requires complete perfection.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Russia’s Nuclear Warriors,” 10/25/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4401F619E6CD4441AC3BA145683DFA7B.
MLA: “NOVA; Russia’s Nuclear Warriors.” 10/25/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4401F619E6CD4441AC3BA145683DFA7B>.
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