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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 26, Episode 14 Escape: Because Accidents Happen - Car Crash

First Aired: February 16, 1999

Part 2 of four. "Escape: Because Accidents Happen" traces the history of automobile safety, with a look at the development of features such as airbags and shatterproof glass. Included: the auto-safety campaign launched by Detroit surgeon Claire Smith in the 1930s.

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Season 26, Episode 13

February 2, 1999

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