Season 38, Episode 3 Trapped in an Elevator

First Aired: November 2, 2010

An examination of elevators, which carry an estimated 325 million passengers every day. The installment travels to Dubai to ride the world's fastest elevator in the world's tallest building and follows a Manhattan elevator-maintenance crew on its rounds. It also features the stories of people who were caught inside elevators when they failed; and shows a test elevator in freefall.

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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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