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NOVA; Animal Hospital


ch1&2: full mix stereo, ch3&4: med. TRT= 56:46. narr. fix 12/30, tease fix: 1/7

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Animal Hospital
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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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Tapping into the clearly demonstrated affection people have for pets, this program offers an offbeat, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, portrait of pets, their owners and the veterinarians who treat the beloved animals' ailments. From race horses under the knife for cancer treatment, to Manhattan hounds on Prozac, to anorexic boa constrictors, this episode shows how cutting edge veterinary medicine is saving lives and draws viewers into the mini-dramas that unfold each day in homes, in zoos and in veterinary hospitals across the country. Narrated by Hal Linden



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Chicago: “NOVA; Animal Hospital,” 12/30/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_909F878C4D1F4D4B96A33127CE4EB3BF.
MLA: “NOVA; Animal Hospital.” 12/30/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_909F878C4D1F4D4B96A33127CE4EB3BF>.
APA: NOVA; Animal Hospital. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_909F878C4D1F4D4B96A33127CE4EB3BF
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