Season 39, Episode 2 Surviving the Tsunami: A Nova Special Presentation

First Aired: September 28, 2011

Survivors of the 2011 Japanese tsunami reflect on the decisions that saved their lives, buttressed by amateur and professional videos of the disaster as it unfolded. Included: footage of a woman helping her elderly mother to their rooftop and safety; a man climbing onto an overpass just as the wave inundates his car.

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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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