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Secrets of the Psychics
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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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This program tours the world with James "the amazing" Randi, magician, writer and recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Grant--as he seeks to discredit psychic phonies. For the past 20 years, Randi has offered a prize of $10,000 to anyone who can successfully demonstrate paranormal powers in a scientifically controlled environment. NOVA watches as Randi tests dousers in Australia, faith healers in America, and scientists in Russia.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Secrets of the Psychics,” 06/04/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D88486D2C58A4A80B31579F4CC653B5C.
MLA: “NOVA; Secrets of the Psychics.” 06/04/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D88486D2C58A4A80B31579F4CC653B5C>.
APA: NOVA; Secrets of the Psychics. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D88486D2C58A4A80B31579F4CC653B5C
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