Season 2, Episode 10 The Rise and Fall of DDT
First Aired: January 19, 1975
Reviewing the use of the insecticide DDT. In World War II, DDT was credited with saving lives by killing plague-carrying insects. Also: how some insects have built up an immunity to DDT.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- Premise: 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)