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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 12, Episode 21 Child's Play: Prodigies and Possibilities

First Aired: March 12, 1985

A documentary about gifted children includes profiles of a violinist who began playing at age 4, a 10-year-old chess whiz and a 14-year-old tennis player. Included: psychologists discuss whether such talent is hereditary or environmental.

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The Mathmatical Mystery Tour

Season 12, Episode 20

March 5, 1985

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Monarch of the Mountains

Season 12, Episode 22

March 19, 1985

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