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NOVA; How to Create a Junk Food


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How to Create a Junk Food
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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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We've all eaten a Twinkie or a bag of sour cream potato chips. How do such products come into being? A behind-the-scenes look at how science and technology aid the birth of a meal-in-a-bag. Introduced by Julia Child.



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Chicago: “NOVA; How to Create a Junk Food,” 12/09/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_965CEBAF6E6E424F8FB8CED36DC5750F.
MLA: “NOVA; How to Create a Junk Food.” 12/09/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_965CEBAF6E6E424F8FB8CED36DC5750F>.
APA: NOVA; How to Create a Junk Food. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_965CEBAF6E6E424F8FB8CED36DC5750F
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