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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 21, Episode 7 Roller Coaster!

First Aired: November 16, 1993

Observing how amusement-park rides are constructed, and tracks their evolution from 17th-century “flying mountains” in Russia to contemporary theme-park attractions. Included: Ohio's Magnum, which is more than 200 feet high.

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The Real Jurassic Park

Season 21, Episode 6

November 9, 1993

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Mysterious Crash of Flight 201

Season 21, Episode 8

November 30, 1993