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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 16, Episode 2 Pioneers of Surgery: Into the Heart

First Aired: September 13, 1988

Part 2 of "Pioneers of Surgery" uses graphic operating-room footage to go "Into the Heart," where surgery was once taboo. Included: advances by Michael DeBakey, Dwight Harken, C. Walton Lillehei, Norman Shumway and Denis Melrose.

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Pioneers of Surgery: A Brutal Craft

Season 16, Episode 1

September 6, 1988

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Pioneers of Surgery: New Organs for Old

Season 16, Episode 3

September 20, 1988