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NOVA; Journey To The Sacred Sea



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Journey To The Sacred Sea
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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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Nova travels to Lake Baikal, the world's oldest and deepest lake, containing one-fifth of all the fresh water on Earth. Lake Baikal has been called Russia's Grand Canyon, the Pearl of Siberia, and the Sacred Sea. Investigating Baikal from above, below and all around, NOVA charts its dramatically changing environment over the course of four seasons.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Journey To The Sacred Sea,” 11/09/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B82C21AAE5F24BD385EFA42C1685B71C.
MLA: “NOVA; Journey To The Sacred Sea.” 11/09/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B82C21AAE5F24BD385EFA42C1685B71C>.
APA: NOVA; Journey To The Sacred Sea. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B82C21AAE5F24BD385EFA42C1685B71C
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