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NOVA; Where Did the Colorado Go


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Where Did the Colorado Go
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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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Water and electrical power to U.S. Southwest. NOVA explores the mighty Colorado River which today has become the life-blood of the Southwest, providing water and electricity to the farms and cities of California, Nevada, and Arizona. The program examines the political expediency and technological over-optimism that has led to some major miscalculations of the river's capacity.

Written and produced by Simon Campbell-Jones; Assistant producer, Ben Shedd; narrated by Robert J. Lurtsema.

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Campbell Jones, Simon (Producer)
Chicago: “NOVA; Where Did the Colorado Go,” 03/10/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E95B48EB16546C8B2D86917C1DC43AE.
MLA: “NOVA; Where Did the Colorado Go.” 03/10/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E95B48EB16546C8B2D86917C1DC43AE>.
APA: NOVA; Where Did the Colorado Go. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E95B48EB16546C8B2D86917C1DC43AE
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