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NOVA; Saved By The Sun


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Saved By The Sun
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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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In the face of steeply rising oil prices and political turmoil in the Middle East, there's new urgency about finding a solution to our uncertain energy future. Could it be time to take solar energy seriously again? Breakthroughs in new materials and ingenious designs for solar collectors are transforming the technology into a vastly cheaper, more efficient alternative. NOVA presents the latest thinking from solar enthusiasts and skeptics as it investigates these cutting-edge research developments. The film will introduce viewers to the scientists and business people who are racing to make solar power practical -- for lighting and heating, for running power plants and for producing new forms of fuel.

Working Title: Solar Energy



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Chicago: “NOVA; Saved By The Sun,” 04/06/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC417F495D5143519BF894B9889E37B7.
MLA: “NOVA; Saved By The Sun.” 04/06/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC417F495D5143519BF894B9889E37B7>.
APA: NOVA; Saved By The Sun. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC417F495D5143519BF894B9889E37B7
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