NOVA; Fine Art of Faking It, The
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- Fine Art of Faking It, The
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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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Science comes to the aid of art. Museums now employ scientists to find forgeries and give insights into the process of artistic creation. New scientific techniques have revealed that some prized art objects, thought for years to be genuine, are frauds. Can science help prevent future fraud? Phillippe de Montebello of NY's Metropolitan Museum gives a tour of notorious fakes that once adorned his museum.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Fine Art of Faking It, The,” 10/03/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 24, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ABA08C4BF020435B9C6E9016A7016B94.
- MLA: “NOVA; Fine Art of Faking It, The.” 10/03/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 24, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ABA08C4BF020435B9C6E9016A7016B94>.
- APA: NOVA; Fine Art of Faking It, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ABA08C4BF020435B9C6E9016A7016B94