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NOVA; Test-tube Babies: A Daughter Of Judy


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Test-tube Babies: A Daughter Of Judy
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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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A dramatic, exclusive film of the first "test-tube" baby born in America, Elizabeth Jordan Carr. NOVA follows the pregnancy from the start as in vitro fertilization, presenting the only view on American TV of the extraordinary medical procedures used to remove and fertilize the egg, and of the historic birth, December 28, 1981 in Norfolk, VA.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Test-tube Babies: A Daughter Of Judy,” 01/12/1982, GBH Archives, accessed June 19, 2024,
MLA: “NOVA; Test-tube Babies: A Daughter Of Judy.” 01/12/1982. GBH Archives. Web. June 19, 2024. <>.
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