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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 23, Episode 11 The Day the Earth Shook

First Aired: January 16, 1996

A survey of the destructive power of two earthquakes---one that struck Los Angeles in 1994, the other in Kobe, Japan in 1995---that occurred on the same date. Included: footage of the Kobe quake, which caused more than 5400 deaths; first-hand accounts from survivors and rescue workers of both disasters.

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January 9, 1996

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Season 23, Episode 12

January 30, 1996

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