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NOVA; Super Bridge


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Super Bridge
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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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An extraordinary structure takes shape before viewers' eyes as NOVA documents the building of the acclaimed Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois, just north of St. Louis. Hal Holbrook narrates this tale of a community -- beset by economic decline -- that sees a new bridge as a passport to prosperity, and of the engineers and workers who make that dream a reality. The resulting structure has already won numerous design awards and has been called "the bridge of the future."

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Chicago: “NOVA; Super Bridge,” 09/10/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E13FDA5C41E74267A3306A94A0906F5C.
MLA: “NOVA; Super Bridge.” 09/10/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E13FDA5C41E74267A3306A94A0906F5C>.
APA: NOVA; Super Bridge. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E13FDA5C41E74267A3306A94A0906F5C
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