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NOVA; Universe Within, The


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Universe Within, 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 takes viewers into the incredible microworld of the human body to explore some amazing physiological systems. From two points of view -- spectacular photography of human bodies in motion and stunning inside-the- body microphotography -- the program covers the coordination of muscles, bones, heart and circulatory system that makes Mike Powell the world's greatest long jumper; the immune system of ice climber Rob Taylor as his white blood cells combat a dangerous gangrene infection; the digestive dynamo that turns a simple sandwich eaten by five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair into raw energy; and the ultimate event -- the development of a new human life inside track star Karen Hatchett Pavlin.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Universe Within, The,” 02/08/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB15FBEE7A7F4CDB9F1A4D749F301326.
MLA: “NOVA; Universe Within, The.” 02/08/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB15FBEE7A7F4CDB9F1A4D749F301326>.
APA: NOVA; Universe Within, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB15FBEE7A7F4CDB9F1A4D749F301326
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