Season 9, Episode 2 Why America Burns

First Aired: October 4, 1981

A report on outdated fire codes and flammability-testing methods, the use of combustible plastics in furnishings and building materials, arson, and inadequate sprinkler systems and smoke detectors.

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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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