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NOVA; Can Bombing Win a War


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Can Bombing Win a War
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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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The Persian Gulf War was fought in 38 days of non-stop bombing and four days of swift ground action. Did bombing win it? NOVA looks at the history of strategic bombing and asks whether bombing has now achieved preeminence in warfare.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Can Bombing Win a War,” 12/08/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F2E4893F1B04AD7BF0034AFDC650DD9.
MLA: “NOVA; Can Bombing Win a War.” 12/08/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F2E4893F1B04AD7BF0034AFDC650DD9>.
APA: NOVA; Can Bombing Win a War. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F2E4893F1B04AD7BF0034AFDC650DD9
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