Season 17, Episode 2 The Controversial Dr. Koop

First Aired: October 10, 1989

A profile of the 13th Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, who resigned from the post in May 1989. The hour recalls his battles with the tobacco industry; and with conservative groups over his AIDS-prevention strategies.

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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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