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NOVA; Coma


Clone of NOVA “Coma” : Prime Time Live Coma CLONE of Color Corrected MASTER with Narration on Ch.1, Dialogue on Ch. 2, F/X on Ch. 3 and Music on Ch. 4. Length: 25:03

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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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On the afternoon of June 4, 1996, in New York City's Central Park, a young woman was brutally attacked, her head beaten severely. She went into a coma. Two blocks from the hospital where paramedics rushed the victim, a young neurosurgeon, Dr. Ghajar, heard about her case. He was determined to save her life with new methods for treating serious head injuries -- techniques that are counter to conventional medical wisdom. NOVA captures this controversial revolution launched by Dr. Ghajar and his colleagues. With unprecedented access, NOVA goes on call with Dr. Ghajar to capture not only an unfolding coma case, but his efforts to transform his field of medicine.

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Chicago: “NOVA; Coma,” 10/01/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B602AF7795A84568A59B366E26DE2F3B.
MLA: “NOVA; Coma.” 10/01/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B602AF7795A84568A59B366E26DE2F3B>.
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