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NOVA; Submarines, Secrets, And Spies


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Submarines, Secrets, And Spies
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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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At the height of the Cold War, American subs gathered secrets that neither spies nor satellites could expose. Until recently, almost nobody knew the hidden history of their tragedies and triumphs. With recently declassified film, NOVA lifts the veil on tragic and mysterious submarine accidents and the high-risk spy missions that helped win the Cold War. Along with celebrated oceanographer and explorer Robert Ballard (discoverer of the "Titanic"), NOVA searches for clues to two tragedies of the Cold War, the wrecks of the nuclear submarines "Thresher" and "Scorpion."



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Chicago: “NOVA; Submarines, Secrets, And Spies,” 11/25/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5620D5092C80435D8D83CAADD840F4FB.
MLA: “NOVA; Submarines, Secrets, And Spies.” 11/25/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5620D5092C80435D8D83CAADD840F4FB>.
APA: NOVA; Submarines, Secrets, And Spies. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5620D5092C80435D8D83CAADD840F4FB
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