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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 8, Episode 21 Animal Olympians

First Aired: March 17, 1981

Creatures that exhibit great speed and stamina are surveyed. Lee Remick narrates footage of fleet cheetahs, high-jumping fleas, gymnastically inclined gibbons and endurance-swimming whales.

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Season 8, Episode 20

March 10, 1981

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Resolution on Saturn

Season 8, Episode 22

August 25, 1981