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Science Odyssey, A; Matters of Life and Death


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Science Odyssey, A
Matters of Life and Death
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Series Description

This series is an extraordinary chronicle of 20th-century scientific adventure. Host Charles Osgood takes viewers on a journey through 100 years of discovery, combining historical footage, interviews and animation -- illuminating the people, breakthroughs and social forces that have made this the most dynamic century in the history of science and technology. Series release date: 1989

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Six 15-minute videos examining science and technology in the 20th Century, targeted to middle school students.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Science Odyssey, A; Matters of Life and Death,” 12/05/1997, GBH Archives, accessed December 4, 2023,
MLA: “Science Odyssey, A; Matters of Life and Death.” 12/05/1997. GBH Archives. Web. December 4, 2023. <>.
APA: Science Odyssey, A; Matters of Life and Death. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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