Season 10, Episode 12 The Miracle of Life

First Aired: February 15, 1983

A journey inside the body that captures the conception and development of an embryo. The 1983 Emmy-winning film was produced by Swedish filmmakers Lennart Nilsson and Bo Erikson. Microscope photography shows the merging of male and female cells, the first divisions of the fertilized egg and its 10-day trip to the uterus, where the embryo is seen taking shape.

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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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