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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 5 The Plastic Prison

First Aired: February 9, 1977

A 1977 report on a 5-year-old boy who has been afflicted since birth with a lack of resistance to disease and must live inside a protective plastic chamber. Included is a look at how bone marrow, which produces the immunity factors bodies need, can be transplanted.

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Season 4, Episode 4

February 2, 1977

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Season 4, Episode 6

February 23, 1977

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