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NOVA; Killer’s Trail, The


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Killer’s Trail, The
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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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The death of Marilyn Sheppard in 1954 is one of the most famous unsolved murders in America. The indictment of her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, quickly became the "Trial of the Century," then the " Retrial of the Century," making a celebrity of lawyer F. Lee Bailey. Although most of the forensic evidence gathered in 1954 was ignored during Sheppard's trial, it is being reexamined with today's advanced technology. Like an intricate puzzle, the clues come together to overturn previous assumptions about the killer and point to an entirely new suspect.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Killer’s Trail, The,” 10/06/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_731CB541E6A24E7985520F83545E1848.
MLA: “NOVA; Killer’s Trail, The.” 10/06/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_731CB541E6A24E7985520F83545E1848>.
APA: NOVA; Killer’s Trail, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_731CB541E6A24E7985520F83545E1848
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