Season 21, Episode 20 In Search of the First Language
First Aired: December 27, 1994
A look at the work of linguists to find a common ancestor to all speech. Included: the untranslatable Basque language; efforts to preserve a rapidly disappearing Native American language. Peter Thomas narrates.
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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)