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NOVA; Deadly Ascent


WGBH/NOVA Green Label Master 3302 “Deadly Ascent” 1920x1020i HD 16x9 Anamorphic Ch 1/2: Full mix Ch 3/4: MED TRT: 56.46 1/6/06

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Deadly Ascent
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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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Alaska's Mount McKinley, commonly referred to as Denali, is the highest and coldest peak in North America, and one of the deadliest mountains on earth. Each year more than 1,000 people attempt to summit it, many never to return alive. While some climbers die in accidents - sliding off icy cliffs, crushing bones against rocks, falling into hidden crevices or losing their way and succumbing to the cold - others, often in top physical condition, die from a strange disease that strikes at extreme altitudes. Now, as a new season dawns on the mountain, a team of doctors, rescuers, world-class mountaineers, military special forces and an astronaut, returns to save lives and, using themselves as subjects, decipher the deaths on Denali.

Working Title: Surviving Denali



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Chicago: “NOVA; Deadly Ascent,” 01/06/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5478EA2DDAE244329BB066B6EC9245EE.
MLA: “NOVA; Deadly Ascent.” 01/06/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5478EA2DDAE244329BB066B6EC9245EE>.
APA: NOVA; Deadly Ascent. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5478EA2DDAE244329BB066B6EC9245EE
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