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NOVA; We Know Where You Live


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We Know Where You Live
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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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Journalist Erik Larson's unusual detective story that investigates junk mail. His suspicions became aroused when personalized advertising flyers tracked him through several moves and "even knew we were having kids before the kids arrived." "Nova" follows Larson into the hidden world of direct marketing and its vast intelligence network. See Other info re: people interviewed for program.



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