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Missing Link, 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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According to the theory of evolution, all four-limbed animals everything from human beings to dinosaurs are descended from a single creature, the first to crawl from water onto land. Yet, finding that vital bridge between fish and four legs has proven elusive. A paleontological tour-de-force and suspenseful scientific detective story, The Missing Link follows a trail of clues from Pennsylvania to Greenland, including the crucial rediscovery of a tiny fossil jaw that had lain unnoticed in a dusty museum drawer for decades.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Missing Link, The,” 01/09/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3C6700ADF8F45C1B42EC6EEC52103E9.
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