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NOVA; Mountain Of Ice


packaged master NOVA 30th Open Inserted- 1/16/2003 Repacked HIT- 4/2/2003 for 5/27/2003 PBS Air

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Mountain Of Ice
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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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Set in a monochromatic landscape of white ice and snow, this film brings the audience face to face with ice. Mountaineers and scientists explore Antarctica's highest peak, the Vinson Massif. The film is told through the voice of Jon Krakauer, mountaineer and best- selling author of Into Thin Air. This present-day expedition is interwoven with a look back at the race between Scott and Amundsen to reach the South Pole in 1912; Krakauer considers why one team failed and the other succeeded. The team's geologist, Dan Stone, conducts a study to better understand whether Antarctica is shrinking or growing.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Mountain Of Ice,” 12/18/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DA272A119B30440F8E2F32CDBCE1CDA8.
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