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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 3 The Hidden Power of Plants

First Aired: October 20, 1987

How plants are used to produce disease-fighting drugs focuses on efforts to analyze samples from an Amazon rain forest before more species are eradicated by lumber and land-development projects.

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Season 15, Episode 2

October 13, 1987

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Season 15, Episode 4

October 27, 1987