Nova

  • 1974
  • TV Show
  • None

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 and present---and doesn't neglect the human aspect of the story. Its many memorable shows include 1983's...

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Season 26, Episode 12 Fall of the Leaning Tower

First Aired: October 5, 1999

An examination of why the Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning, and what engineers are doing to keep it from falling. The report also traces the history of the 180-foot 12th-century landmark, the mostly-marble bell tower for the nearby Place of Miracles cathedral. It was built on silt and the original builders must have suspected that that might not be smart. “The architect is a mystery,” says historian Piero Piertti. “Nobody put his name on the tower.” Hal Linden 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)

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