NOVA; Secret of the Wild Child
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- Secret of the Wild Child
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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 follows the case of Genie, a modern-day "wild-child," whose parents kept her imprisoned in their home from infancy. When social workers found her as a teenager, she had not learned to walk or talk. What can cases like this tell us about how - and when - we learn the skills that make us human?
NOTE: Linda Garmon, the producer of "Secret of the Wild Child," has had no further contact with Genie and therefore only knows what was mentioned in the program about her.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Secret of the Wild Child,” 06/01/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 18, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9CE9E884FB441D88B7E3C273032829D.
- MLA: “NOVA; Secret of the Wild Child.” 06/01/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 18, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9CE9E884FB441D88B7E3C273032829D>.
- APA: NOVA; Secret of the Wild Child. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9CE9E884FB441D88B7E3C273032829D