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NOVA; Saving the National Treasures

12/30/2004

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Series
NOVA
Program
Saving the National Treasures
Program Number

3206G1

Series Description

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

Program Description

Every year, more than a million people visit the Rotunda at the National Archives in Washington to gaze at three documents that define our nation's heritage: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But these touchstones of democracy are in serious trouble. The ink is flaking from parchments that are already badly faded, while the glass casements built to exhibit them are disintegrating. To head off the danger, the Archives embarked on a five-year project to design state-of-the-art encasements and a new rotunda. NOVA was given exclusive behind-the- scenes access to this unique project from start to finish. The result is a brilliant evocation of the colorful history of these documents and an insider's look at the extraordinary engineering efforts that are safeguarding America's equivalent of the Crown Jewels.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Saving the National Treasures,” 12/30/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA03876616F14E149EB0325BD392AD9A.
MLA: “NOVA; Saving the National Treasures.” 12/30/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA03876616F14E149EB0325BD392AD9A>.
APA: NOVA; Saving the National Treasures. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA03876616F14E149EB0325BD392AD9A
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