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Light Stuff, 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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Reliving a Greek myth takes an effort of mythic proportions, as NOVA reveals in its behind-the-scenes report of last spring's human powered-flight across the Aegean Sea, a journey that symbolically recreated the mythical flight of Daedalus. NOVA follows the epic journey of the human-powered plane Daedalus 88 from the early prototypes to its dramatic landing in the surf after a 74-mile flight from the island of Crete to Santorini.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Light Stuff, The,” 10/24/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8BBCDBE67D4C480C9049DE8E50372C29.
MLA: “NOVA; Light Stuff, The.” 10/24/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8BBCDBE67D4C480C9049DE8E50372C29>.
APA: NOVA; Light Stuff, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8BBCDBE67D4C480C9049DE8E50372C29
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