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Great Moments from NOVA
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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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Bill Cosby guides viewers through the most exciting footage from two decades of NOVA in this 20th anniversary salute. Using material from the nearly 400 NOVA shows, the program is organized into four segments, each drawing on a central theme. Veteran actor Stacy Keach provides additional narration. Part I - Truth is Stranger Than Fiction - looks at some of the shocking discoveries of science and communication; Part II - Real Life/Real People - focuses on the emotional, personal accounts of the ordinary and extraordinary people whose lives have been forever changed by science; Part III - Mystery Stories - looks at the unique and often unprecedented ways NOVA has used science to solve some of the mysteries in our world; Part IV - Action and Adventure - is a fast-paced montage of the thrills and chills seen in past NOVA programs.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Great Moments from NOVA,” 12/12/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FC92BD5DC6834F079862437084E39CC9.
MLA: “NOVA; Great Moments from NOVA.” 12/12/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FC92BD5DC6834F079862437084E39CC9>.
APA: NOVA; Great Moments from NOVA. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FC92BD5DC6834F079862437084E39CC9
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