WGBH Openvault

NOVA; Do Scientists Cheat

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Do Scientists Cheat
Program Number


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

Examines the troubling question of scientific fraud: How prevalent is it? Who commits it? And what happens when the perpetrators are caught? How widespread is fraud in scientific research, and can it undermine science and scientists?



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Chicago: “NOVA; Do Scientists Cheat,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_98A82671172A429385500E5EB34CF917.
MLA: “NOVA; Do Scientists Cheat.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_98A82671172A429385500E5EB34CF917>.
APA: NOVA; Do Scientists Cheat. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_98A82671172A429385500E5EB34CF917
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.