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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
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Season 18
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Return to Mt. St. Helens
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Air date
Jan 08, 1991
Return to Mt. St. Helens from the show NOVA details how Mt. St. Helens has recovered ten years after its volcanic eruption. Local residents are interviewed about the subject and share .. show full overview
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ConFusion in a Jar
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Jan 15, 1991
ConFusion in a Jar from the PBS science series NOVA instigates the amazing power and heated controversy over cold fusion in this 1991 episode. Cold fusion has the potential to supply .. show full overview
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The Hunt for China’s Dinosaurs
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Feb 05, 1991
Nova's The Hunt for China's Dinosaurs follows a team of Canadian paleontologists excavating dinosaur bones in the Gobi Desert. Inspired by the discoveries of Roy Chapman Andrews in the .. show full overview
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The Case of the Flying Dinosaur
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Feb 12, 1991
Explore the link between dinosaurs and birds, and tune in to the fierce debate, about whether dinosaurs are truly extinct, that continues to captivate no matter how you choose to draw the family tree.
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T. rex Exposed
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Feb 19, 1991
T.rex Exposed from the show Nova is a 54 minute TV science documentary from PBS with Don Lessem as host and narrator. The episode's storyline tells of a detailed and interesting look at .. show full overview
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Russian Right Stuff: The Invisible Spaceman
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Feb 26, 1991
The three-part "Russian Right Stuff" begins by profiling Sergei Korolev, who pioneered the Soviet space program. Included: the historic Sputnik launches; the April 1961 orbital flight of Yuri Gagarin.
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Russian Right Stuff: The Dark Side of the Moon
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Feb 27, 1991
Part 2 of "Russian Right Stuff" explores the costly and secretive Soviet lunar program. Included: bureaucratic infighting following chief designer Sergei Korolev's death; unmanned probes that photographed the moon's surface.
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Russian Right Stuff: The Mission
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Feb 28, 1991
In the conclusion of "Russian Right Stuff," cosmonauts rendezvous with the Mir space station in 1989. Included: the training of cosmonauts; their comments on the Soviet moon program.
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Swimming With Whales
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Mar 05, 1991
Vancouver Island is one of the premier whale watching sites in the world. NOVA goes on location to try to catch glimpses of grays, humpbacks and many other species of whales. Gregory .. show full overview
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The Chip vs. the Chess Master
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Mar 26, 1991
Modern technology is advancing at an astounding rate. With computer technology comes a wide range of applications. A program has been developed that will allow a computer to play chess .. show full overview
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Sex, Lies and Toupee Tape
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Oct 01, 1991
Baldness may seem like a trivial matter, but for thousands of men and women, it is a serious issue with deep-reaching societal implications. Alan Rachin hosts an episode that examines .. show full overview
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So You Want to Be a Doctor?
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Oct 09, 1991
A follow-up to the program "Can We Make a Better Doctor?" this two-hour special chronicles the lives of seven aspiring doctors during their four years of medical school. The show .. show full overview
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Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls
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Oct 15, 1991
The Dead Sea Scrolls have been fascinating researchers for years, while at the same time remaining steeped in mystery and scandal. It has taken decades for researchers to compile the .. show full overview
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Suicide Mission to Chernobyl
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Oct 22, 1991
The sarcophagus is the giant structure that contains the nuclear reactor that melted down at Chernobyl in 1986. Now, scientists and researchers are attempting to open the sarcophagus to .. show full overview
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Taller Than Everest?
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Nov 05, 1991
Taller Than Everest? is the fifth episode of the 19 season from the informative PBS science show NOVA. The episode originally aired on November 5, 1991. Narrated by Stacy Keach this .. show full overview
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Fastest Planes in the Sky
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Nov 12, 1991
Fastest Planes in the Sky from the show NOVA explains how fast aviation technology is advancing. The fastest planes of today will look slow in comparison to models that are on the .. show full overview
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Avoiding the Sugeon's Knife
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Dec 03, 1991
George Strait hosts this investigation of a ground-breaking 1991 study that aimed to change the face of surgery and medical treatment in general. When four patients seek safe, effective .. show full overview
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Skyscraper!
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Dec 10, 1991
NOVA films engineers and construction workers who are building the Worldwide Plaza in New York City. Starting from a large hole in the ground, cameras capture the building's .. show full overview
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The Art of Faking It
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Air date
Dec 17, 1991
Richard Dreyfuss narrates NOVA's exploration of the collision between science, fine art and criminal activities. For as long as there have been masterpieces, there have been people who .. show full overview

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