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NOVA; Best Mind Since Einstein, The


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Best Mind Since Einstein, 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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This program profiles Richard Feynman, whom many scientists consider to have possessed the best mind since Albert Einstein. A leading member of the team that made the atomic bomb, Feynman went on to win the Nobel Prize for physics and to serve on the commission that investigated the Challenger disaster. He was widely known as a brilliant communicator, explaining the arcane world of high energy physics to attentive audiences.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Best Mind Since Einstein, The,” 10/20/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F080D8C8DC264921955A8CFB7A638AFB.
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