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NOVA; In the Path of a Killer Volcano


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In the Path of a Killer Volcano
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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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Narrated by Hal Holbrook and including footage never before seen, this program shows the before, during and after of Mt. Pinatubo's volcanic eruption in June 1991. Only prompt evacuation kept the death toll to under 500, but hundreds of thousands of people lost their livelihood or homes.

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Chicago: “NOVA; In the Path of a Killer Volcano,” 12/16/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4BF6C2942FA49FDA727CC614A27D54E.
MLA: “NOVA; In the Path of a Killer Volcano.” 12/16/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4BF6C2942FA49FDA727CC614A27D54E>.
APA: NOVA; In the Path of a Killer Volcano. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4BF6C2942FA49FDA727CC614A27D54E
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