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NOVA; Mind of a Serial Killer

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Mind of a Serial Killer
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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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NOVA goes behind the scenes to give the real story behind the FBI unit popularized in the Academy Award-winning film, "The Silence of the Lambs." Using a detailed psychological profile, the unit helped the Rochester, New York police department catch a notorious serial killer who targeted prostitutes. Actor Patrick Stewart narrates.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Mind of a Serial Killer,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DBAE4B7BA1F742E587FA4F827DD4DE94.
MLA: “NOVA; Mind of a Serial Killer.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DBAE4B7BA1F742E587FA4F827DD4DE94>.
APA: NOVA; Mind of a Serial Killer. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DBAE4B7BA1F742E587FA4F827DD4DE94
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