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NOVA; First Signs of Washoe, The

Part of The GBH Animals Collection.

In this clip, viewers are introduced to Washoe, a chimpanzee that communicates with sign language.


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Series
NOVA
Program
First Signs of Washoe, The
Program Number

110

Series Description

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

Program Description

Washoe is a chimp more like a person: she talks with her hands. NOVA visits with Washoe and her teachers -- Professor Allen Gardner and Dr. Trixie Gardner -- to learn more about this unusual animal.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; First Signs of Washoe, The,” GBH Archives, accessed May 22, 2022, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0B9D7A61D774D3D9338CF10F6E402EA.
MLA: “NOVA; First Signs of Washoe, The.” GBH Archives. Web. May 22, 2022. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0B9D7A61D774D3D9338CF10F6E402EA>.
APA: NOVA; First Signs of Washoe, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0B9D7A61D774D3D9338CF10F6E402EA
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