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NOVA; China’s Only Child


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China’s Only Child
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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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Efforts to control the population explosion are among the burning controversies of our time. NOVA looks at the one-child policy of the People's Republic of China, a revolutionary decree with profound implications for a people accustomed to traditionally large families.



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Chicago: “NOVA; China’s Only Child,” 01/20/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 23, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65AABBCE30334765A65E035C92826FC1.
MLA: “NOVA; China’s Only Child.” 01/20/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 23, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65AABBCE30334765A65E035C92826FC1>.
APA: NOVA; China’s Only Child. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65AABBCE30334765A65E035C92826FC1
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