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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 12, Episode 12 The Garden of Inheritance

First Aired: January 8, 1985

A docudrama recalling the life and times of Gregor Mendel (1822-84), often called "the father of genetics." The program focuses on the condemnation of his research by the Church and the scientific community. Mendel: Michael N. Harbour.

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Season 12, Episode 11

December 18, 1984

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Edgerton and His Incredible Seeing Machines

Season 12, Episode 13

January 15, 1985

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