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NOVA; Monarch of The Mountains

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Monarch of The Mountains
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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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Explores the breeding, migration and survival patterns of the Rocky Mountain elk. Telephoto lenses were used so as not to disturb the animals; filmmakers spent 18 months tracking the elk through the breathtaking Wyoming Rockies.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Monarch of The Mountains,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B2E56B72904046CB8824C2D920C838A2.
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APA: NOVA; Monarch of The Mountains. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B2E56B72904046CB8824C2D920C838A2
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