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NOVA; Eyes Over China; NOVA; Eyes Over China

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Eyes Over China
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NOVA; Eyes Over China

Series Description

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. Premiered March 1974.

Program Description

A story about Project Orbis -- an American eye-care team visits China, a dramatic encounter in international medicine when an American plane lands in China, equipped with a state-of-the-art eye-operating theater--and two very different medical systems meet eyeball to eyeball.

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Broadcast program

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Peoples of East Asia
Social Issues
Kaufman, Brian (Writer)
Mansfield, John (Executive Producer)
Macmillan, Andrew (Narrator)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
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