Season 15, Episode 2 Spy Machines
First Aired: October 13, 1987
A history of U.S. surveillance techniques from the Civil War to today. Included: the use of hot-air balloons in the 1800s; Francis Gary Powers' U-2 mission in 1960; the use of surveillance during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Next On TVSee all »
Cast & Details See all »
- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- 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)