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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 16 Escape: Because Accidents Happen - Abandon Ship

First Aired: February 17, 1999

The conclusion of "Escape: Because Accidents Happen" takes to the seas for a look at lessons learned from maritime disasters. Included: a survivor's account of the sinking of the Estonia ferry in 1994; improvements made to life jackets and life rafts; evacuation procedures.

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Escape: Because Accidents Happen - Fire

Season 26, Episode 15

February 16, 1999

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Escape: Because Accidents Happen - Plane Crash

Season 26, Episode 17

February 17, 1999