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NOVA; Building on Ground Zero


Updated anamorphic green label master with content changes made for 9/11/07 PBS broadcast. Has captions and DVS. Use this for all future dubbing/editing instead of 8/9/06 green label.

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Building on Ground Zero
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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

Program Description

In a follow-up to the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Why The Towers Fell," NOVA looks back at the events of 9/11 and reviews the major investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center. What has been learned in order to improve the construction and security of our most important structures, present and future? How does the U.S. rate compared to other countries? What are the challenges facing architects, engineers and builders and the obstacles preventing them from adopting new building codes? The film features incisive interviews with key investigators and engineers -- including Leslie Robertson, who engineered the World Trade Center towers and takes viewers to the construction site of his current project in Shanghai, touted as the tallest structure in the world.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Building on Ground Zero,” 09/11/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD8B404C38964745900F1517D4674E7E.
MLA: “NOVA; Building on Ground Zero.” 09/11/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD8B404C38964745900F1517D4674E7E>.
APA: NOVA; Building on Ground Zero. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD8B404C38964745900F1517D4674E7E
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