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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 7, Episode 3 Sweet Solution

First Aired: October 16, 1979

Sugar is "The Sweet Solution" to some energy problems, according to this report. Included are examinations of gasohol, a mixture of gasoline and alcohol fermented from sugar; the demand for sugar in developing countries; sugar-related health problems; and sugar substitutes.

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Life on a Silken Thread

Season 7, Episode 2

October 9, 1979

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Race for the Gold

Season 7, Episode 4

October 30, 1979