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NOVA; Legends of Easter Island


Legends of Easter Island

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Legends of Easter Island
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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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Broadcast: March 7 and 14, 1989 In a 90-minute special, NOVA examines the ancient mysteries of Easter Island, the most isolated inhabited place on earth, and what might have happened to the explain the culture found there today. Investigates the mystery of Easter Island in the South Pacific. Who built its celebrated statues and why?

NOTE: Part 1: Nova 1607: Secrets of Easter Island



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Chicago: “NOVA; Legends of Easter Island,” 12/02/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56AFB877D48547379659A4D8BCD28CCE.
MLA: “NOVA; Legends of Easter Island.” 12/02/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56AFB877D48547379659A4D8BCD28CCE>.
APA: NOVA; Legends of Easter Island. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56AFB877D48547379659A4D8BCD28CCE
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