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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 13 Portrait of a Killer

First Aired: February 19, 1980

Cardiovascular disease is studied. Using electron-microscope photography, Swedish filmmaker Lennart Nilsson shows how cholesterol buildup can trigger a heart attack. Also: the bursting of an aneurysm. Robin King is the program narrator.

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