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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 1, Episode 11 The Case of the Midwife Toad

First Aired: May 12, 1974

A challenger of Darwin's theory of evolution, biologist Paul Kammerer has been the subject of controversy. This profile reassesses Kammerer's research on inherited traits, which provoked charges of fraud leading to the scientist's suicide in 1926. The program was produced by WGBH, Boston.