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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

Rating: None

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Season 15, Episode 4 Japan's American Genius

First Aired: October 27, 1987

Profiled: Stanford Ovshinsky, who's promoting the use of solar power harnessed by panels he created. Included: scenes of the inventor talking to Japanese businessmen and oil-dependent Hawaii residents.