NOVA; Proof, The
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- Proof, The
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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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For more than 350 years, the proof of a simple equation, known as Fermat's Last Theorem, has eluded the greatest minds of science. All that changed when a retiring Princeton mathematician, Andrew Wiles, after seven years of persistent work, finally cracked the problem. E-mail messages buzzed around the world and mathematics hit the front page of every newspaper. This is the story of that man and his single-minded pursuit of the holy grail of mathematics.
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