Season 5, Episode 18 The Tse Tse Trap

First Aired: June 7, 1978

Demonstrating how 2.7 million square miles of African grazing land have been infested by the tsetse fly, an insect whose own parasite is deadly to cattle and horses. The report also examines attempts to control the fly with insecticides and deforestation; and the high cost of implementing these measures on a large scale.

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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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