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NOVA; Alaska: The Closing Frontier

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Alaska: The Closing Frontier
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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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Congress is currently considering a proposal that would double the size of America's national park system by designating a sizable chunk of Alaska as off-limits to developers. NOVA explores the public debates on Alaska before it, such as the construction of the oil pipeline--a proposal that has sparked a bitter controversy between conservationists and developers.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Alaska: The Closing Frontier,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_770F9B33273C41D0862E6D6AF0377B54.
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APA: NOVA; Alaska: The Closing Frontier. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_770F9B33273C41D0862E6D6AF0377B54
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