Season 29, Episode 7 Life's Greatest Miracle

First Aired: November 20, 2001

“Life's Greatest Miracle.” This remake of the 1983 “Nova” Emmy and Peabody winner follows the creation and gestation of a human being via inside-the-body photography and computer animation. It is, says narrator John Lithgow, “the essence of life.” Outside the womb, the hour follows a couple, Melinda and Sergio, through Melinda's pregnancy. Medical photographer Lennart Nilsson also collaborated with “Nova” on the 1983 film.

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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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