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NOVA; Tribe That Time Forgot, The


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Tribe That Time Forgot, 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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In 1976, an unknown Amazonian tribe made sensational headlines when they killed three government mineral agents who were prospecting on their hunting ground. From the weapons used, the tribe was identified as one previously thought to be extinct. Recently, a two-man film crew, together with an anthropologist who speaks the tribe's language, journeyed into the Brazilian Amazon to gain privileged insight into the lives of a people who have been living in a Stone-Age time capsule.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Tribe That Time Forgot, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7813EC7044D247F3A5785A38706C6E84.
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APA: NOVA; Tribe That Time Forgot, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7813EC7044D247F3A5785A38706C6E84
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