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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 15, Episode 21 Battles in the War on Cancer: Wonder Drug on Trial

First Aired: February 16, 1988

Part 1 of the two-part "Battles in the War on Cancer" examines Interleukin-2, a chemical discovered in 1976 that is said to stimulate the growth of cells in the body's immune system. Included: two patients who are undergoing the treatment, and a third who describes its severe side effects.