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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 6, Episode 1 Black Tide

First Aired: January 4, 1979

Studying the oil spill created by the Liberian-flag supertanker Amoco Cadiz, which went aground off Brittany in March 1978. Examined are the cleanup efforts along the shoreline; and the effects of the spill on wildlife, the environment, and the tourist and fishing industries. Also: a look at tanker safety and methods being tested to contain spills.

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Season 5, Episode 21

June 28, 1978

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The Long Walk of Fred Young

Season 6, Episode 2

January 11, 1979