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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 4, Episode 17 Linus Pauling: Cruscading Scientist

First Aired: June 1, 1977

Linus Pauling, who has won two Nobel Prizes, is profiled in "Linus Pauling: Crusading Scientist." He received the 1954 Chemistry prize for his discovery of atomic-bonding principles. But Pauling cherishes more his 1962 Peace Prize, awarded for his campaign against nuclear testing.