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Nova

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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 3, Episode 2 Joey

First Aired: January 11, 1976

This program dramatizes the life of Joseph Deacon, a brain-damaged Englishman who has spent most of his life in institutions. The drama describes through vignettes his painful childhood; his lifelong confinement to a wheelchair; and his fateful meeting with Ernie Roberts (also mentally handicapped), who alone is able to understand Joey.

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