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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
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Season 11
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Alcoholism: Life Under the Influence
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Air date
Jan 10, 1984
Alcoholism is a sad reality for many people. NOVA tries to uncover why this disease is so prevalent by exploring the physical, mental and genetic reasons why people become and stay .. show full overview
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The Case of ESP
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Jan 17, 1984
In the past decade, a number of researchers have begun systematic laboratory research into extrasensory perception—ESP. NOVA considers the claims for—and against—paranormal phenomena and .. show full overview
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Antarctica: Earth's Last Frontier
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Jan 31, 1984
An astronaut once observed a great white light shining out from the bottom of our world: Antarctica, the ice-covered continent we are only just beginning to understand. NOVA visits this .. show full overview
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China's Only Child
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Feb 14, 1984
Efforts to control the population explosion are among the burning controversies of our time. NOVA looks at the one-child policy of the People's Republic of China, a revolutionary decree .. show full overview
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Will I Walk Again?
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Feb 28, 1984
Is there a cure for paralyzing spinal injuries? Most neurosurgeons are doubtful, pointing to the central nervous system's most apparent inability to heal itself. But others dispute the .. show full overview
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Visions of the Deep: The Underwater World of Al Giddings
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Mar 06, 1984
Al Giddings is one of the greatest underwater photographers in the world. In a riveting look at the unearthly beauties and terrors of the seas, NOVA presents a portrait of Giddings at work.
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Down on the Farm
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Mar 20, 1984
Agriculture is America's biggest industry. This productivity, envied around the world, is also depleting the most essential ingredients in farming: water and soil. NOVA looks at the .. show full overview
11x20
Make My People Live: The Crisis in Indian Health Care
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Mar 27, 1984
What are America's obligations to its native population? As an important Indian health act comes up for renewal in Congress this Spring (1984), NOVA explores the state of medical care for a proud but vulnerable minority.
11x21 Season finale
The World According to Weiskoff
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Apr 30, 1984
Victor Weisskoff: physicist, lover of music and citizen of the world. NOVA profiles the international statesman of science and learns that one of the giants of 20th century physics is also one of the country's greatest humanists.
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Space Bridge to Moscow
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Oct 02, 1984
At a time when scientific exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union is at its lowest since the 1950s, a special hookup will allow eight leading Soviet and American .. show full overview
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The National Science Test I
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Oct 16, 1984
NOVA departs from tradition with the first National Science Test. Viewers can match wits with celebrity panelists Jane Alexander, Jules Bergman, Marva Collins and Edwin Newman. Art Fleming hosts.
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Fountains of Paradise
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Oct 20, 1984
NOVA explores the billion-dollar-plus Mahaweli Irrigation Project in Sri Lanka. Will this high-risk project prove to be a great leap forward or an industrial and sociological disaster?
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The Mystery of Yellow Rain
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Air date
Oct 30, 1984
NOVA explores whether "yellow rain," described by members of the Hmong tribe of Laos, is a form of chemical warfare—or a naturally occurring phenomenon.
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The Nomads of the Rain Forest
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Nov 06, 1984
NOVA visits a tribe of Ecuadoran Indians who still maintain traditions that date back to the Stone Age—thirty years after their first contact with Western Civilization.
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Farmers of the Sea
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Nov 13, 1984
NOVA looks at the "blue revolution"—modern advances in the ancient art of raising aquatic animals and plants—in the United States, Japan, Scotland and other countries.
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Frontiers of Plastic Surgery
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Nov 20, 1984
NOVA's sequel to "A Normal Face" examines the merging of technology and art in modern reconstruction and cosmetic surgical techniques.
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Space Women
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Nov 27, 1984
They have been part of the United States' space program for more than 20 years. Who are these talented, courageous women? NOVA looks at astronaut Sally Ride and her colleagues, how they are trained and their role in NASA's future.
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Jaws: The True Story
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Dec 04, 1984
Acclaimed underwater cameraman Al Giddings takes NOVA viewers beneath the waves to explore the fact and fiction surrounding the Great White Shark.
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Acid Rain: New Bad News
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Dec 11, 1984
The debate over acid rain continues to grow. NOVA travels to West Germany, the mid-Atlantic states and New England to examine the controversy surrounding this phenomenon.
11x20
Stephen Jay Gould: This View of Life
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Air date
Dec 18, 1984
What do dinosaurs, a panda's thumb and a peacock's tail have in common? Dr. Stephen Jay Gould, the internationally renowned palentologist and evolutionary theorist, provides some surprising answers in this NOVA profile.

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