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NOVA; Three Men and a Balloon


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Three Men and a Balloon
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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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"Three Men and a Balloon" takes viewers on the ride of their lives, a trouble-plagued attempt by three wealthy adventurers to be the first to ride a balloon non-stop around the world. Will this marriage of three overpowering egos beat the competition for the last great prize in aviation?



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Chicago: “NOVA; Three Men and a Balloon,” 08/28/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD3D27878BC748CAB86AE4EF6CA6A446.
MLA: “NOVA; Three Men and a Balloon.” 08/28/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD3D27878BC748CAB86AE4EF6CA6A446>.
APA: NOVA; Three Men and a Balloon. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD3D27878BC748CAB86AE4EF6CA6A446
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