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NOVA; Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Abandon Ship


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Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Abandon Ship
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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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Abandon Ship! charts the history of survival at sea. After the sinking of Titanic, new international regulations were introduced. Yet recent maritime tragedies demonstrate that there are still lessons to be learned. In 1994 the ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea with a loss of life that almost equaled those lost in the Titanic disaster. Faster evacuation and protection from exposure at sea are critical to survival when a ship goes down.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Abandon Ship,” 05/28/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D1445D959E84F2AA4F16B0B07A8B508.
MLA: “NOVA; Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Abandon Ship.” 05/28/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D1445D959E84F2AA4F16B0B07A8B508>.
APA: NOVA; Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Abandon Ship. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D1445D959E84F2AA4F16B0B07A8B508
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