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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 24, Episode 19 Cut to the Heart

First Aired: April 8, 1997

A graphic look at a radical alternative to heart transplants developed by a Brazilian surgeon, in which an enlarged heart is reduced in size by the removal of a section of muscle. Included: U.S. cardiac specialists discuss the technique; patients are interviewed prior to surgery.

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Curse of T. rex

Season 24, Episode 18

February 25, 1997

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The Kingdom of the Seahorse

Season 24, Episode 20

April 15, 1997

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