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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 3, Episode 9 The Renewable Tree

First Aired: March 7, 1976

This 1976 report examines a growing demand for wood. In the Southeast, for example, forests are planted on land once used for crops, and drought-resistant trees are being bred. This report also looks at the debate over clear-cutting, the practice of leveling large areas of timberland.