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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
  • Followers: 299
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Season 10
10x9
The Making of a Natural History Film
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 04, 1983
To celebrate its 10th broadcast season, NOVA repeats the very first NOVA program every aired, a fascinating and delightful program about how wildlife films are made.
10x1
Hawaii: Crucible of Life
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 18, 1983
This land of fire and beauty is the most isolated island chain in the world. NOVA cameras uncover an extraordinary world far from the teeming tourist hotels, one filled with unique life forms, but also scarred by tragic extinction.
10x10
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 25, 1983
NOVA captivates a remarkably candid portrait of Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, a man of few pretensions and tremendous personal charm, who speaks with the same passion about a child's toy wagon and the frontiers of subatomic physics.
10x11
Lassa Fever
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 08, 1983
A gripping docudrama about a mysterious, highly lethal disease which struck a village in Nigeria in 1969, and the frustrating, seesaw battle against it. NOVA recounts how public health .. show full overview
10x12
The Miracle of Life
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Air date
Feb 15, 1983
From inside the human body and the miracle of developing life to an insects world seen from the point of view of the insect, cinematographer Lennart Nilsson shows us the world in new .. show full overview
10x5
Asbestos: A Lethal Legacy
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Air date
Mar 01, 1983
Every 58 minutes between now and the end of the century, one American will die from asbestos exposure. NOVA turns its spotlight on the tragic consequences of asbestos use and on the current controversy over who is responsible.
10x14
City of Coral
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 08, 1983
NOVA takes a spellbinding voyage through one of the world's most fascinating and colorful ecosystems: a coral reef, where the line between plants and animals is blurred, "rocks" move, .. show full overview
10x15
Fat Chance in a Thin World
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Air date
Mar 22, 1983
"Why can't I lose weight?" It's a question many Americans ask themselves everyday. NOVA comes up with some surprising answers about weight and dieting that could have significant impact on our daily lives.
10x16
Sixty Minutes to Meltdown
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Air date
Mar 29, 1983
The accident at Three Mile Island made front page news all over the world and rocked the entire nuclear power industry. In this special 90-minute broadcast, NOVA presents a docudrama .. show full overview
10x10
Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales
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Air date
Oct 11, 1983
Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales is an episode from the PBS science television series Nova in which a group of researchers discusses animal communication. Specifically at issue is .. show full overview
10x11
The Artificial Heart
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Air date
Oct 18, 1983
The Artificial Heart has become the center of debate ever since a procedure was performed, on a Seattle dentist, named Barney Clark. Barney became the first patient ever, to receive a .. show full overview
10x12
Talking Turtle
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Air date
Oct 25, 1983
Talking Turtle from the show NOVA explores China's controversial one child policy and how it has affected families living in the country. While the government insists it is the best form .. show full overview
10x13
Papua New Guinea: Anthropology on Trial
Episode overview
Air date
Nov 01, 1983
Papua New Guinea: Anthropology on Trial is an episode from the eleventh season of the PBS series, NOVA. NOVA is a science-documentary series that has earned over 20 Emmy Awards over the .. show full overview
10x14
To Live Until You Die: The Work of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
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Air date
Nov 08, 1983
To Live Until You Die: The Work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross from the show Nova premiered on November 8, 1983. The episode focuses on the life of Dr. Kubler-Ross and examines the .. show full overview
10x15
A Magic Way of Going: The Story of Thoroughbreds
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Air date
Nov 15, 1983
Is it true that the thoroughbred horse runs faster than any other horse? Horse racing is estimated to be a billion-dollar industry. A magic formula to identify the perfect race horse is .. show full overview
10x16
A Normal Face: The Wonders of Plastic Surgery
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Air date
Nov 22, 1983
This episode explores a different side of plastic surgery, focusing on the necessary medical procedures it can help to accomplish. Originally aired in 1983, the documentary explores two .. show full overview
10x17
Captives of Care
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Air date
Nov 29, 1983
In an Australian medical institution, the patients have severe disabilities. The custodians can be too harsh, ignoring their patients' needs. To the surprise of the people in charge, the .. show full overview
10x17
Twenty-Five Years in Space
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Air date
Dec 06, 1983
To document the twenty-fifth anniversary of America's space program, NOVA takes a look at NASA's successes, failures and the exciting plans it has for the future. Relive accomplishments .. show full overview
10x19
Nuclear Strategy for Beginners
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Air date
Dec 13, 1983
With World War III looming as a very real possibility, NOVA takes a look at nuclear warfare. Myths are dispelled and the harsh realities of nuclear weaponry and the fallout that they .. show full overview
10x19
The Climate Crisis
Episode overview
Air date
Dec 20, 1983
The record-breaking temperatures of each consecutive summer may be the result of a general warming up of the Earth's atmosphere. In this episode, Nova examines the changes in global .. show full overview
10x21 Season finale
Eyes Over China
Episode overview
Air date
Dec 27, 1983
When an American plane lands in China, the local residents are not sure how to react. On the one hand, the plane carries a cutting edge operating theater that can perform delicate and .. show full overview

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