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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 39, Episode 19 Why Ships Sink

First Aired: April 18, 2012

The safety of cruise ships is investigated. Included: the 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy; the 2007 sinking of the Sea Diamond near the Greek island of Santorini; and the 1991 sinking of the Oceanos off the coast of South Africa.

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