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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 11, Episode 4 Papua New Guinea: Anthropology on Trial

First Aired: November 1, 1983

Criticism of traditional anthropological field-work techniques voiced by ethnographers and people that anthropologists study. Interviewed: villagers on Manus Island, where Margaret Mead conducted studies; a student from New Guinea who is studying American culture in California.

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Talking Turtle

Season 11, Episode 3

October 25, 1983

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To Live Until You Die: The Work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Season 11, Episode 5

November 8, 1983