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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
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Season 19
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Hell Fighters of Kuwait
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 14, 1992
Hell Fighters of Kuwait from the show NOVA is a 1992 documentary that profiles fire fighting teams from the United States as they try to extinguish more than 700 oil-well fires in Kuwait .. show full overview
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Submarine!
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 21, 1992
NOVA takes a voyage on the newest of America's doomsday machines—the ballistic missle submarine USS Michigan. The Cold War may be won, but these submerged super arsenals continue to prowl the deep.
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Saddam's War on Wildlife
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 28, 1992
Few people give any thought to wildlife in the midst of a war. During the Gulf War, environmentalist John Walsh did his best to save animals from oil spills, bullets and other dangers.
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What Smells?
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 11, 1992
The nose knows. How much is the subject of NOVA's investigation of the mysterious aromas and hidden messages picked up by our sense of smell. David Suzuki hosts.
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Can You Believe TV Ratings?
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 18, 1992
Rating the audience for TV shows is a classic problem in statistical analysis. NOVA finds that ratings are getting more accurate but still are far from scientific.
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Making a Dishonest Buck
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 03, 1992
Criminals still make money the old-fashioned way—by counterfeiting. NOVA looks at why US currency is so easy to fake and what the government is doing about it.
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Rescuing Baby Whales
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 10, 1992
NOVA examines the mysterious whale strandings along the beaches of Cape Cod Bay, as the puzzling behavior becomes more common.
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An Astronaut's View of the Earth
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Air date
Mar 17, 1992
NOVA goes behind the scenes to watch the filming of a big-screen Imax/Omnimax space spectacle. Astronauts operate the cameras on location aboard the Space Shuttle.
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Eclipse of the Century
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 24, 1992
The spectacular eclipse of 1991 passed over major observatories on the island of Hawaii. NOVA was there for 6 1/2 minutes of frenetic research that revealed new secrets about our sun.
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Animal Olympians II
Episode overview
Air date
Aug 25, 1992
NOVA looks at grace, speed, strength and endurance of humans and animals.
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The Genius Behind the Bomb
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Air date
Sep 29, 1992
Physicists Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard reenact the signing of the 1939 letter that alerted President Franklin Roosevelt to the feasibility of atomic weapons. Szilard drafted and .. show full overview
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Mind of a Serial Killer
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Air date
Oct 13, 1992
NOVA goes behind the scenes to give the real story behind the FBI unit popularized in the Academy Award-winning film, The Silence of the Lambs. Using a detailed psychological profile, .. show full overview
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Search for the First Americans
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Air date
Oct 20, 1992
NOVA follows the trail of America's first inhabitants. Did they migrate across a Bering Sea land bridge at the end of the last Ice Age, as we all learned in school? Or did they arrive .. show full overview
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Rafting Through the Grand Canyon
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Air date
Oct 27, 1992
NOVA explores Earth's greatest natural wonder by rafting down the river that created it, repeating the spectacular first canyon voyage of the 19th-century explorer John Wesley Powell. .. show full overview
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This Old Pyramid
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Air date
Nov 04, 1992
In a 90-minute special presentation, NOVA reveals the ancient secrets of how the pyramids were built by actually building one. A noted Egyptologist, Mark Lehner, and a professional .. show full overview
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Iceman
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Air date
Nov 10, 1992
Five thousand years ago, a man perished in a mountain storm. In 1991, his frozen body was found along with artifacts of his vanished way of life. NOVA covers the international effort to unlock the secrets of this astonishing discovery.
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Private Lives of Dolphins
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Air date
Nov 17, 1992
NOVA delves into the deep sea drama of life among the dolphins at research stations in Florida and Australia. Like humans and chimpanzees, dolphins have evolved a sophisticated social .. show full overview
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Brain Transplant
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Air date
Dec 01, 1992
Two paralyzed drug addicts travel to Sweden to receive a revolutionary treatment for brain disease that is largely unavailable in the US due to the ban on fetal tissue research. "Brain .. show full overview
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Can You Stop People from Drinking?
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Air date
Dec 22, 1992
NOVA looks at how Russia and the United States are attacking the intractable problem of alcohol abuse with old and new weapons—including prohibition, hypnotism, imprisonment, .. show full overview
19x20 Season finale
Sex and the Single Rhino
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Air date
Dec 29, 1992
NOVA examines the high-tech efforts to preserve the world's animal diversity. Noah needed only an ark—but today's conservationists need all the tools that biology, ecology, diplomacy and .. show full overview

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