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NOVA; Codebreakers

11/17/1993


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Series
NOVA
Program
Codebreakers
Program Number

2101

Series Description

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

Program Description

With special cooperation from the U.S. National Security Agency, NOVA tells the story of World War II code breaking, from the better-known saga of "Enigma" to the largely unknown tale of "Purple." The program reveals for the first time how the Japanese version of the Enigma code machine worked.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Codebreakers,” 11/17/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DA4175E526BF436A9669E2DCCE602E65.
MLA: “NOVA; Codebreakers.” 11/17/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DA4175E526BF436A9669E2DCCE602E65>.
APA: NOVA; Codebreakers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DA4175E526BF436A9669E2DCCE602E65
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