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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 11, Episode 1 Signs of Apes, Songs of Whales

First Aired: October 11, 1983

Animal comprehension and communication is shown through the continuing education of Washoe, a chimp being taught sign language. Also: interpreting the songs of humpback whales; teaching simians to use a computer.

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