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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 27, Episode 17 Lost Tribes of Israel

First Aired: February 22, 2000

Are the Lembas of southern Africa descended from the Israelites of biblical times? They're convinced that they are, and this hour reviews evidence suggesting they might be right. The program reviews genetic evidence, collected from male members of the tribe and analyzed in London. And British anthropologist Tudor Parfitt backs it up as he follows a Lemba trail from South Africa to Zimbabwe and then to Yemen, where he visits a town that could be the ancestral home they point to in the Old Testament (Nehemiah 7:38).

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