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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 summer of 1993, record floods struck the Mississippi River valley, killing 50 people, inundating 20 million acres and causing $12 billion in damages. The disaster may actually have been worsened by the elaborate flood control structures designed to prevent just such an event. This program relives one of America's greatest flood disasters and explores the problem of taming the mighty river.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Flood!,” 02/07/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F8ABA9B4EE84ED9B1BFF5838D800A10.
- MLA: “NOVA; Flood!.” 02/07/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F8ABA9B4EE84ED9B1BFF5838D800A10>.
- APA: NOVA; Flood!. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F8ABA9B4EE84ED9B1BFF5838D800A10