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NOVA; Secrets Of The Samurai Sword

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Series
NOVA
Program
Secrets Of The Samurai Sword
Program Number

3412

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

For over a thousand years the Samurai sword has dominated the battlefields of Japan, instilled fear and terror into every enemy it faced, and evoked a spiritual way of life that continues even today. With unparalleled access, NOVA travels deep into Japan s ancient foundries, follows the craft of the traditional sword-smiths and attends Samurai fighting school to reveal the art and science behind making what many call the perfect sword.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
History
Technology
War and Global Conflict
Military Forces and Armaments
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Creators
Hamilton, Doug (Producer)
Wate, John (Director)
Barratt, Colin (Producer)
Tinworth, Rob (Narrator)
Apsell, Paula S. (Executive Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Secrets Of The Samurai Sword,” GBH Archives, accessed February 23, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B73A4A8C4BAC419CBD6E07D27455A3F2.
MLA: “NOVA; Secrets Of The Samurai Sword.” GBH Archives. Web. February 23, 2024. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B73A4A8C4BAC419CBD6E07D27455A3F2>.
APA: NOVA; Secrets Of The Samurai Sword. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B73A4A8C4BAC419CBD6E07D27455A3F2
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