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NOVA; Separating Twins

12/14/2011

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Series
NOVA
Program
Separating Twins
Program Number

3908

Series Description

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

Program Description

This is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance of survival, until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. After two years battling for life, the twins are ready for a series of delicate operations which will prepare them for the ultimate challenge: a marathon separation surgery that will allow them to live truly separate lives. Since the beginning, surgeons knew there was no guarantee of survival for either of the girls -- but without surgery there was no hope at all. With exclusive access to this extraordinary human and medical drama, NOVA cameras have been with Trishna and Krishna, and their caregivers at each moment of their journey.

Presented by electricsky.com A WTFN Production for NOVA © 2010 WTFN Additional Material © 2011 WGBH Educational Foundation

Duration

00:55:50

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Separating Twins,” 12/14/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_733AB936FC7842289E730D1BE894C78B.
MLA: “NOVA; Separating Twins.” 12/14/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_733AB936FC7842289E730D1BE894C78B>.
APA: NOVA; Separating Twins. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_733AB936FC7842289E730D1BE894C78B
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