Season 33, Episode 8 Arctic Passage: Prisoners of the Ice
First Aired: February 28, 2006
An intriguing look at British explorer John Franklin's 1845 attempt to discover a route from Europe to the Pacific through the maze of islands in Arctic Canada, which featured a 129-man expedition sailing two retrofitted warships. The men were never heard from again.
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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)