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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 4, Episode 3 What Price Coal?

First Aired: January 19, 1977

“What Price Coal?” an examination of mine safety, claims that light penalties and a shortage of inspectors make it difficult to enforce many regulations of the 1969 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. Also noted: the link between black-lung disease and coal dust; the industry's use of safety measures such as adequate mine lighting.

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Season 4, Episode 2

January 12, 1977

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The Sunspot Mystery

Season 4, Episode 4

February 2, 1977

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