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Blimp Is Back, 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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"Nova" examines the troubled past and promising future of blimps, zeppelins, cyclocranes and other airships. Will the 1990s see a revival of blimps? With new designs emerging from the US Navy to the French Police, new roles are being found for these flying machines once thought to be relics of the past. There's life in the old gasbags yet.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Blimp Is Back, The,” 10/25/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B9C714DBC99B4B1CAAC918BF6B63475A.
MLA: “NOVA; Blimp Is Back, The.” 10/25/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B9C714DBC99B4B1CAAC918BF6B63475A>.
APA: NOVA; Blimp Is Back, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B9C714DBC99B4B1CAAC918BF6B63475A
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