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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
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Season 28
28x8
Sultan's Lost Treasure
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Air date
Jan 16, 2001
The program follows a French-led expedition to recover thousands of porcelain and other artifacts from a centuries-old Chinese shipwreck off the coast of Brunei.
28x9
Vanished!
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Air date
Jan 30, 2001
The program investigates the mysterious disappearance -- and, half a century later, reappearance -- of Stardust, a civilian aircraft that crashed in the Andes in 1947.
28x10
Nazi Prison Escape
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Air date
Feb 06, 2001
The program documents a series of spectacular escape attempts made at Colditz Castle, the Nazi's most impregnable prison.
28x11
Lost King Of The Maya
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Air date
Feb 13, 2001
The film follows the work of archeologists who are using new excavations and hieroglyphic translations to interpret the early history of Copán, a Classic Maya site in northern Honduras.
28x12
The Cancer Warrior
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Air date
Feb 27, 2001
The program follows the extraordinary odyssey of surgeon-turned-researcher Dr. Judah Folkman, who, together with colleagues at Children's Hospital in Boston, has spent over 30 years .. show full overview
28x13
Survivor M.D.: Tattooed Doctor
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Air date
Mar 27, 2001
In "Tattooed Doctor," the first hour of NOVA's "Survivor M.D." series, emergency-room physician Dr. Tom Tarter eloquently describes some of the challenges and rewards of emergency medicine.
28x14
Survivor M.D.: Second Opinions
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Air date
Apr 03, 2001
In 1987 NOVA embarked with seven brilliant, natural-born survivors on the longest-running boot camp in higher education: the nearly decade-long process of training to be a fully .. show full overview
28x15
Survivor M.D.: Hearts & Minds
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Air date
Apr 10, 2001
In 1987 NOVA embarked with seven brilliant, natural-born survivors on the longest-running boot camp in higher education: the nearly decade-long process of training to be a fully .. show full overview
28x16
Cracking The Code Of Life
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Air date
Apr 17, 2001
This two-hour special, hosted by ABC "Nightline" correspondent Robert Krulwich, chronicles the race to capture one of the biggest prizes in scientific history: the complete .. show full overview
28x17
Harvest Of Fear
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Air date
Apr 24, 2001
A gene from a jellyfish is placed in a potato plant, making it light up whenever it needs watering. Rice plants are genetically transformed to produce vitamin A, preventing millions of .. show full overview
28x11
Search For A Safe Cigarette
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Air date
Oct 02, 2001
The program chronicles the tobacco industry's decades long effort to create a "safer" cigarette.
28x12
18 Ways To Make A Baby
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Air date
Oct 09, 2001
The program investigates the brave new world of assisted reproduction.
28x13
Secrets Of The Mind (aka Phantoms in the Brain)
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Air date
Oct 23, 2001
This NOVA program delves into the mind-tingling efforts of neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran to discover how the brain works.
28x14
Sex: Unknown
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Air date
Oct 30, 2001
The film investigates the complicated world of gender identity.
28x15
Russia's Nuclear Warriors
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Air date
Nov 06, 2001
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28x16
Bioterror
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Air date
Nov 13, 2001
The film follows three New York Times reporters as they delve into the murky past of bioweapons research and grapple with the current threat of anthrax and other attacks.
28x17
Life's Greatest Miracle
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Air date
Nov 20, 2001
A sequel to the most popular NOVA of all time, "Miracle of Life," the program once again uses the extraordinary microimagery of Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson to track human development from embryo to newborn.
28x18
Methuselah Tree
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Air date
Dec 11, 2001
Marked by striking imagery and a poetic style, the film dramatizes the life cycle of the world's oldest living thing, the bristlecone pine of California's White Mountains.
28x19 Season finale
Flying Casanovas
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Air date
Dec 25, 2001
The program, with Sir David Attenborough narrating, celebrates the extraordinary antics male bowerbirds get up to when courting a female.

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