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NOVA; Anastasia Dead Or Alive?


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Anastasia Dead Or Alive?
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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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This program delves into the mystery of Anastasia, the youngest daughter of the last czar of Russia, who was presumed murdered along with the rest of her family by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Four years later, a young woman who claimed to be the missing princess surfaced in Berlin. Ever since, believers and skeptics have been battling over the truth of her claim -- even after the woman's death in 1984. Thanks to DNA analysis, NOVA solves the 75-year-old mystery.



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