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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" remembers the 1989 San Francisco earthquake with an exploration of the high-stakes quest to predict this natural disaster. Hours before the quake a US Navy communications experiment recorded an unusual burst of low frequency radio waves. Was there a connection? The possibility of saving human lives and billions of dollars by accurate prediction keeps earthquake studies viable, and prediction attempts to continue to make and break careers and reputations.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Earthquake,” 09/10/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E39934F822E541598A712AD4C3968595.
- MLA: “NOVA; Earthquake.” 09/10/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E39934F822E541598A712AD4C3968595>.
- APA: NOVA; Earthquake. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E39934F822E541598A712AD4C3968595