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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 7, Episode 1 A Plague on Our Children

First Aired: October 2, 1979

Jason Robards narrates a probe of the controversy surrounding the use and disposal of toxic chemicals. This report focuses on dioxins and PCBs, substances currently banned in the U.S. Included: interviews with scientists and people exposed to the chemicals.

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The Keys of Paradise

Season 6, Episode 10

March 29, 1979

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Life on a Silken Thread

Season 7, Episode 2

October 9, 1979

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