Season 10, Episode 5 Cobalt Blues

First Aired: November 23, 1982

America's vulnerability to sudden shortages of "strategic minerals" needed for defense production that come mostly from southern Africa. Detailed: Reagan Administration efforts to reduce dependence; Soviet interest in the area; and American "tolerance" of South African apartheid.

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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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