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NOVA; Day The Earth Shook, The


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Day The Earth Shook, 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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On the eve of the anniversaries of the deadly Kobe, Japan, earthquake disaster and the Northridge, California, quake, NOVA looks at the science of earthquake prediction and preparedness. Will we be ready when the next big one hits?



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Chicago: “NOVA; Day The Earth Shook, The,” 12/14/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_79DA379410AC4D84BD4B426415A64785.
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