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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 22, Episode 3 The Haunted Cry of a Long Gone Bird

First Aired: October 25, 1994

Naturalist Richard Wheeler attempts to trace the migration route of the now-extinct great auk during a one-man kayak journey from Newfoundland to Cape Cod, Mass. Included: the role of humans in the auk's extinction; the decline of coastal fisheries.

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October 18, 1994

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Season 22, Episode 4

November 1, 1994