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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

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Season 16, Episode 4 Pioneers of Surgery: Beyond the Knife

First Aired: September 27, 1988

The conclusion of "Pioneers of Surgery" looks at advances "Beyond the Knife." Included: breast-cancer treatment and the development of the lumpectomy in 1901 by Geoffrey Keynes. Narrator: Will Lyman.