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NOVA; Who Killed The Red Baron?


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Who Killed The Red Baron?
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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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On April 21, 1918, Germany's most feared fighter ace, Manfred von Richthofen, known as the "Red Baron," took off on patrol over the Somme valley with his notorious red-painted "Flying Circus." What happened next has divided historians and air buffs for decades. NOVA' s exciting new investigation of the Red Baron's death presents newly discovered documents that overturn the conventional theory of von Richthofen's demise. In accounting for the Baron's singular success, NOVA explores the origins of the first fighter planes and the evolution of aerial tactics. The show features thrilling re- enactments of hair-raising duels between the fragile fighters of World War I.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Who Killed The Red Baron?,” 07/30/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_993E753CA8334AB38A190583DF7D7592.
MLA: “NOVA; Who Killed The Red Baron?.” 07/30/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_993E753CA8334AB38A190583DF7D7592>.
APA: NOVA; Who Killed The Red Baron?. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_993E753CA8334AB38A190583DF7D7592
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