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NOVA; Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales


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Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales
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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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The dream of talking with animals has been with us for centuries. NOVA explores the latest research, from language experiments with dolphins and apes to studies of animal calls in the wild.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales,” 09/12/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AC91B2B808A44F799ED673BAA65619BA.
MLA: “NOVA; Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales.” 09/12/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AC91B2B808A44F799ED673BAA65619BA>.
APA: NOVA; Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AC91B2B808A44F799ED673BAA65619BA
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