Season 12, Episode 9 Child's Play: Prodigies and Possibilities

First Aired: March 12, 1985

A documentary about gifted children includes profiles of a violinist who began playing at age 4, a 10-year-old chess whiz and a 14-year-old tennis player. Included: psychologists discuss whether such talent is hereditary or environmental.

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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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