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NOVA; Hell Fighters of Kuwait


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Hell Fighters of Kuwait
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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 the first of three program that cover aspects of the Gulf War, covers the fight to extinguish Saddam Hussein's bonfire of oil wells in Kuwait, which has created the worst man-made pollution event in history and where fire fighting teams from Houston and elsewhere faced a Texas-sized job. The fires altered the regional climate of the Persian Gulf and some argue the torrential rains that struck Bangladesh were due to the smoke of these fires.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Hell Fighters of Kuwait,” 10/10/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E1E0C920C2545C297D94171AE6B3343.
MLA: “NOVA; Hell Fighters of Kuwait.” 10/10/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E1E0C920C2545C297D94171AE6B3343>.
APA: NOVA; Hell Fighters of Kuwait. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E1E0C920C2545C297D94171AE6B3343
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