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NOVA; Big IF, The


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Series
NOVA
Program
Big IF, The
Program Number

713

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

Is interferon--known as IF in medical shorthand--the wonder drug and cure for cancer that some doctors claim? NOVA travels to London, Stockholm, Houston, San Francisco, and New Haven in search of the answer.

Duration

00:64:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Big IF, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C297BB1906364AA1BCB203EA90A40B5C.
MLA: “NOVA; Big IF, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C297BB1906364AA1BCB203EA90A40B5C>.
APA: NOVA; Big IF, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C297BB1906364AA1BCB203EA90A40B5C
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