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NOVA; Whale Rescue, A



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Whale Rescue, A
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

Pledge special following the rescue of some of the 60 pilot whales who stranded themselves on Cape Cod in December 1986, and the release of the three survivors back into the wild. (NOTE: National version of the local NOVA special "Rescue of the Stranded Whales.")



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Chicago: “NOVA; Whale Rescue, A,” 12/04/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E456B688827A489D98E45A93A1CA3047.
MLA: “NOVA; Whale Rescue, A.” 12/04/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E456B688827A489D98E45A93A1CA3047>.
APA: NOVA; Whale Rescue, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E456B688827A489D98E45A93A1CA3047
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