NOVA; Lincoln’s Secret Weapon
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- Lincoln’s Secret Weapon
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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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This is the story of an armored combat vessel that opened a new chapter in naval warfare. At a critical moment of the American Civil War in 1861, the Navy commissioned the USS Monitor to test a daring idea -- that a mechanical fighting machine could inflict a crushing defeat on Confederate forces. Not long after its legendary confrontation with the ironclad Merrimac, the Monitor sank in stormy seas off Cape Hatteras. Almost a century and a half after these momentous events, NOVA's cameras follow the Navy's risky efforts to salvage the secrets of the Monitor as it lies rusting on the ocean bottom.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Lincoln’s Secret Weapon,” 10/24/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 27, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B95D38F0545348049FB2530DB9E8D7B2.
- MLA: “NOVA; Lincoln’s Secret Weapon.” 10/24/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 27, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B95D38F0545348049FB2530DB9E8D7B2>.
- APA: NOVA; Lincoln’s Secret Weapon. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B95D38F0545348049FB2530DB9E8D7B2