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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 31, Episode 14 Life and Death in the War Zone

First Aired: March 2, 2004

Following the personnel of two U.S. Combat Support Hospitals (their informal name: CaSHes) as they treat the wounded in Iraq. The equipment is certainly more sophisticated than at the Korean War mobile hospitals made famous by the TV series “M*A*S*H,” but the life and death challenges faced by the doctors and nurses of the 10th and 21st CaSH units are the same as they treat U.S. military personnel, as well as enemy combatants and Iraqi civilians.

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Season 31, Episode 13

February 17, 2004

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Hunt for the Supertwister

Season 31, Episode 15

March 30, 2004