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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 2, Episode 14 The Plutonium Connection

First Aired: March 9, 1975

Examining security precautions at nuclear power plants in the U.S. and speculating on potential hazards. Among them: that plutonium (a key bomb ingredient) might be smuggled out of a plant undetected or that a well-armed group of thieves could force their way inside.