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NOVA; Night Creatures of the Kalahari


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Night Creatures of the Kalahari
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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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Series Description: Filmmakers/brothers Martin and Chris Kratt mix wildlife documentary, creative animation and humorous dialogue to excite kids about all kinds of wild creatures, in exotic lands as well as in their own backyards. They are assisted at their research center, the Creature Club, by a 15-year-old nature enthusiast and a wise-cracking, animated cartoon friend named Ttark.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Night Creatures of the Kalahari,” 11/01/1997, GBH Archives, accessed November 29, 2023,
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