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NOVA; Plague Fighters


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Plague Fighters
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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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"Plague Fighters"--For the first time ever, a documentary takes viewers inside an Ebola outbreak and the battle to contain it. This program offers an up-close and often unsettling look at the recent events in Kikwit, Zaire, where NOVA had intimate access to the doctors, Red Cross workers and scientists at the front lines of the war against the most deadly virus known to humankind.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Plague Fighters,” 01/11/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C73945D8AE9B4A5EBD9A1561F61393FA.
MLA: “NOVA; Plague Fighters.” 01/11/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C73945D8AE9B4A5EBD9A1561F61393FA>.
APA: NOVA; Plague Fighters. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C73945D8AE9B4A5EBD9A1561F61393FA
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