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NOVA; Journey To Kilimanjaro


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Journey To Kilimanjaro
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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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Rising straight from the parched plains of east Africa are colossal ice-capped mountains. Towering up to four miles high, these volcanic peaks are a fascinating world of freezing nights, scorching days, and smoking summits. This program travels through an equatorial blizzard on Mt. Kenya, a cloud forest in the Aberdares, and the majestic crown of Kilimanjaro, where nature flaunts its extraordinary power to survive, adapt and even flourish in these remote realms.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Journey To Kilimanjaro,” 12/08/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D028CE8D945497B96534DD9F111A171.
MLA: “NOVA; Journey To Kilimanjaro.” 12/08/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D028CE8D945497B96534DD9F111A171>.
APA: NOVA; Journey To Kilimanjaro. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D028CE8D945497B96534DD9F111A171
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