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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 21 Confronting Killer Gene

First Aired: March 28, 1989

How doctors are "Confronting the Killer Gene" in Huntington's disease, an incurable hereditary disorder caused by a genetic flaw. Included: comments by Arlo Guthrie, whose father Woody died from the illness in 1967.

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Season 16, Episode 20

March 21, 1989

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The Hidden City

Season 17, Episode 1

October 3, 1989

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