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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 1, Episode 9 Are You Doing This for Me, Doctor?

First Aired: April 28, 1974

Human guinea pigs are the subject of this report on the ethics of medical experiments. Examined: the possible abuse of convicts and the mentally disabled, two groups commonly used in tests; and experiments conducted on Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

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The First Signs of Washoe

Season 1, Episode 10