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NOVA; Missing in Mig Alley

11/20/2007

Anamorphic repacked for 11/4/2008 Broadcast


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Series
NOVA
Program
Missing in Mig Alley
Program Number

3418

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

The Korean War pitted the two most advanced fighters of their day, the American F-86 Sabre and the Soviet MiG-15, in furious air battles in North Korea's notorious "MiG Alley." With the help of dramatic reconstructions, rare archival footage, and interviews with veteran American and Soviet pilots, NOVA puts viewers in the cockpit to experience the lethal split-second duels that erupted in MiG Alley.

"Missing in MiG Alley" investigates the pioneering engine technology and cutting-edge aerodynamic designs that gave both the Sabre and MiG their phenomenal performance capabilities. The program also follows the poignant efforts of family members to trace what happened to airmen who disappeared over 50 years ago.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Missing in Mig Alley,” 11/20/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9B20B64AB002430E8A901772C43F5F0C.
MLA: “NOVA; Missing in Mig Alley.” 11/20/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9B20B64AB002430E8A901772C43F5F0C>.
APA: NOVA; Missing in Mig Alley. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9B20B64AB002430E8A901772C43F5F0C
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