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Nova

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…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

Rating: None

TV Guide Rating:(179 ratings)

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Robert De Niro, Don Rickles

Wednesday TV: Don Rickles Tribute, NBC's Snowden Scoop

Insults never sounded sweeter than when Don Rickles was hurling hilarious barbs at his targets, whether innocent ringside onlookers or the rich and famous on a celebrity roast dais. At 88, though stooped and using a cane, he still gives as good as he… Read more

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Nuclear Meltdown Disaster Season 42, Episode 22 Jul 29, 2015 Paid

Four years after one of history's worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

Chasing Pluto Season 42, Episode 21 Jul 15, 2015 Paid

NOVA captures New Horizons' historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the spacecraft's nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to reveal the first ever detailed images of this strange, icy world at the very edge of our solar system.

Monsters Season 40, Episode 17 Apr 24, 2013 Paid

Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects the giants that stalked the land and discovers that some of them were among the largest ever to have walked the Earth. Others were some of the most dangerous. In the dry desert heart, scientists unearth an ancient inland ocean, full of sea monsters. But reptiles didn’t have the world all to themselves. Mammals like the enigmatic platypus lived alongside them, ready for their day in the sun. And 65 million years ago, that day arrived.

Mind Over Money Season 37, Episode 18 Apr 27, 2010 Free

In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, "Mind Over Money" explores why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions.

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Nova Volume 11
NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly.
NOVA Volume 9
Now in its 40th season, NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly.
NOVA Volume 9
Now in its 40th season, NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly.
Nova Volume 12
NOVA explores headline-grabbing innovations and discoveries from our past, present and future.

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Examining the sun, which is 27 million degrees Fahrenheit at its core. Included: spacecraft- and Earth-based telescopes that are enabling scientists to glean information about how the sun works; research that may help scientists predict and track solar sto (more…)

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Submersibles, underwater robots and 3D mapping tools are used to discover, identify and plot the relics on the sea floor near Normandy, France, the site of the Allies' D-Day invasion during World War II. Also: engineers, scientists, mathematicians, invento (more…)

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
  • Rating: None
  • 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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