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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 8 The Pill for the People

First Aired: March 9, 1977

The history of the birth-control pill. Included: how research isolated the hormones estrogen and progesterone as keys to developing the pill; the role of birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and heiress Katherine McCormick; and the effects of the pill on world population.

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March 2, 1977

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