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Season 16
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Hot Enough for You?
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 17, 1989
Was the searing summer of 1988 a taste of things to come? NOVA looks at the greenhouse effect, which portends higher temperatures, rising sea levels and other environmental disasters.
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The Last Journey of a Genius
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 24, 1989
NOVA looks at the bongo-playing scientist, adventurer, safecracker and yarn-spinner Richard Feynman, most recently famous for his role as gadfly of the Presidential Commission investigating the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
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The Strange New Science of Chaos
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 31, 1989
NOVA explains "chaos," a new science that is making surprising sense out of chaotic phenomena in nature, from the weather to brain waves.
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Back to Chernobyl
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 14, 1989
NOVA goes to the Soviet Union for an inside investigation of the world's most catastrophic nuclear power accident with correspondent Bill Kurtis.
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God, Darwin and the Dinosaurs
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 21, 1989
In an Idaho classroom, teacher Phil Gerrish puts an unorthodox interpretation on the day's biology lesson. As students take notes, he explains that creationism is a valid scientific .. show full overview
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Adrift on the Gulf Stream
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 28, 1989
NOVA explores the importance of the Gulf Stream to ocean life, climate and human history.
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Secrets of Easter Island (1)
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 07, 1989
In this two-part series, NOVA investigates the mystery of Easter Island in the South Pacific. Who built its celebrated statues and why?
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Legends of Easter Island (2)
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 07, 1989
In the second part of this two-part series, NOVA explores ancient legends hold the clues to the violent history of the South Pacific's Easter Island.
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The World Is Full of Oil!
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 21, 1989
Scientific detectives test their ingenuity in the effort to find underground oil deposits.
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Confronting the Killer Gene
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 28, 1989
Arlo, Nancy and Janice each have a 50/50 chance of developing a devastating nerve disorder. A laboratory test can tell them if in fact they will fall victim. In their shoes, would you .. show full overview
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The Hidden City
Episode overview
Air date
Oct 03, 1989
Four of the major systems forming the infrastructure of an urban center are examined. Judd Hirsch narrates as Nova looks at the distribution and disposal of electricity, water, sewage and garbage in New York City.
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The Controversial Dr. Koop
Episode overview
Air date
Oct 10, 1989
The Controversial Dr. Koop is an episode from the PBS documentary series NOVA that aired on October 10, 1989. The episode features C. Everett Koop, the former Surgeon General of the .. show full overview
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Design Wars!
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Air date
Oct 17, 1989
NOVA examines the entries put forward by five architects and their teams, in a tough competition to choose a design for the new Chicago Public Library. The show gives viewers a chance to .. show full overview
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Echoes of War
Episode overview
Air date
Oct 24, 1989
Echoes of War is a 1989 episode from the PBS science series NOVA. World War II may have ended with the atomic bomb, but it was the radar which provided the key to winning the battles .. show full overview
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Decoding the Book of Life
Episode overview
Air date
Oct 31, 1989
In 1966, the city of Venice faced the beginnings of a large-scale crisis when the main square began to sink underwater. Since then, the government has been trying to find a solution to .. show full overview
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Hurricane!
Episode overview
Air date
Nov 07, 1989
Hurricane! from the show NOVA takes the viewer inside the violent, cyclonic storms that can reach speeds of 72 miles per hour and threaten coastal areas throughout the North Atlantic .. show full overview
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Will Venice Survive Its Rescue?
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Air date
Nov 14, 1989
In 1966, the city of Venice faced the beginnings of a large-scale crisis when the main square began to sink underwater. Since then, the government has been trying to find a solution to .. show full overview
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What Is Music?
Episode overview
Air date
Nov 21, 1989
Humans have traditionally enjoyed a complex relationship with music. Originally aired in 1989, this NOVA episode takes a closer look at the science behind the everyday phenomenon that .. show full overview
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Yellowstone's Burning Question
Episode overview
Air date
Dec 05, 1989
In 1988, Yellowstone National Park became the site of raging forest fires. The park officials did not step in to quell the blaze, instead adopting the policy that the park would recover .. show full overview
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The Schoolboys Who Cracked the Soviet Secret
Episode overview
Air date
Dec 12, 1989
The Schoolboys Who Cracked the Soviet Secret recreates the story of a British schoolteacher and his students who discovered secrets of the Soviet space program. In the 1960s, Geoffrey .. show full overview

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