Nova

  • 1974
  • TV Show
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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 and present---and doesn't neglect the human aspect of the story. Its many memorable shows include 1983's...

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Season 2, Episode 13 The Tuaregs

First Aired: February 16, 1975

The Tuaregs, nomadic people who inhabit the central region of the Sahara Desert. This documentary focuses on the life of one family and examines the impact of a 1962 Algerian law that ended the Tuaregs' traditional ownership of slaves. Also: a two-year drought that killed the nomads' camels.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • 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)

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