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NOVA; Top Gun over Moscow


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Top Gun over Moscow
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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

This program lights up the afterburners to celebrate the meeting of former adversaries from the Cold War. Russian pilots host American jet jockeys to show off the hottest planes from the former Soviet Union, which are surprisingly rugged compared with their pampered U.S. counterparts.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Top Gun over Moscow,” 09/11/1996, GBH Archives, accessed January 25, 2022,
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