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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:(178 ratings)

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun Season 43, Episode 22 May 11, 2016 Paid

In 1943, Hitler hatches a diabolical weapon: a bank of "superguns" housed in a massive underground complex in Nazi-occupied northern France. Together, the guns would be able to pump 600 high explosive shells 100 miles to London each hour, spelling doom for the Allies. Join NOVA as engineers, archaeologists, and WWII historians investigate this fearsome weapon and two audacious missions designed to destroy it.

Operation Lighthouse Rescue Season 43, Episode 21 May 4, 2016 Paid

The Gay Head Lighthouse, a historic landmark perched high on the cliffs of Martha’s Vineyard, is soon to become the next victim of the persistent erosion of the island’s cliffs. Join engineers as they race to rescue this national treasure.

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From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa's elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet's most cherished-but endangered-species.

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They were pioneering warriors, expert seafarers, and colonists of the North Atlantic realm. The Vikings even claimed in their sagas to have reached America. Now, renowned archaeologist Sarah Parcak uncovers new clues about their legendary expeditions and settlements.

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The wreckage of WWII-era German submarine U-166, which sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 1942, is examined. The U-boat was part of Operation Drumbeat, a Nazi operation that targeted East Coast cities and merchant ships.

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Nazi Attack on America(Season 42, Episode 19) PBS

The wreckage of WWII-era German submarine U-166, which sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 1942, is examined. The U-boat was part of Operation Drumbeat, a Nazi operation that targeted East Coast cities and merchant ships.

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Part 1 of 3. The history of North America, from how it was created to the evolution of life on the continent, is charted by Kirk Johnson of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. First up: the forces that created North America. J (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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