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NOVA; In Search of the First Language


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Series
NOVA
Program
In Search of the First Language
Program Number

2120

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 program explores the common threads that link the more than 5,000 languages of Earth, including a controversial theory that claims to reconstruct words from a time when only a handful of languages were spoken, recalling the biblical story of the Tower of Babel.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; In Search of the First Language,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BDBE6D20AF64053B1AC4C133F99AEEE.
MLA: “NOVA; In Search of the First Language.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BDBE6D20AF64053B1AC4C133F99AEEE>.
APA: NOVA; In Search of the First Language. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BDBE6D20AF64053B1AC4C133F99AEEE
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