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NOVA; Japan’s American Genius

10/09/1987

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Series
NOVA
Program
Japan’s American Genius
Program Number

1414

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

Japanese industries are betting that the genius behind the amorphous materials, Detroit inventor Stanford Ovshinsky, is onto something big. His pathbreaking discovery in the 1960s was that amorphous materials -- simple glassy substances-- can serve the same electronic function as hard-to-grow and expensive crystals such as silicon.

Duration

00:57:54

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Japan’s American Genius,” 10/09/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F79F7FF663FD475E8097080B12674197.
MLA: “NOVA; Japan’s American Genius.” 10/09/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F79F7FF663FD475E8097080B12674197>.
APA: NOVA; Japan’s American Genius. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F79F7FF663FD475E8097080B12674197
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