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NOVA; A Is for Atom, B Is for Bomb

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A Is for Atom, B Is for Bomb
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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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Dr. Edward Teller has been praised as one of the great scientific geniuses of our time. He has also been called the most dangerous scientist in the country. NOVA traces Teller's career from the time of his youth in Hungary to his emergence as a brilliant science student in 1920s Germany, where he studied with many of the foremost physicists of the time. When Hitler came to power, Teller fled to the U.S. to continue his career; still only in his twenties, he already enjoyed a reputation of international stature.



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