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Haunted Cry of a Long Gone Bird, 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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To retrace the migration route of the great auk, Richard Wheeler, a 60-year- old teacher and naturalist, paddled a sea kayak on an epic 1,500-mile solo voyage down the northeast Atlantic coast. The auk, a large and flightless seabird, was driven to extinction in the 1840s by relentless human exploitation. On his marathon paddle, much of it recorded by a camera mounted on the kayak, Wheeler encounters fishermen, bird experts and biologists who weave a vivid and disturbing picture of threats to the northeast's wildlife and subsistence.



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