• Score 9.1
  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
  • Followers: 299
  • Rank #1404
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Season 6
6x1
Black Tide
Episode overview
Air date
Jan 04, 1979
On the morning of March 16, 1978, the US owned, Liberian registered supertanker, the Amoco Cadiz, went aground off the coast of Brittany. Over the following days and weeks its entire 68 .. show full overview
6x2
Long Walk Of Fred Young
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Air date
Jan 11, 1979
As a child, Fred Young hunted birds and wild animals with primitive weapons, spoke only the Indian languages Ute and Navajo, went to a medicine man when he was sick, and slept under the .. show full overview
6x3
A World of Difference : B.F. Skinner and the Good Life
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Air date
Jan 18, 1979
In 1945, B.F. Skinner shocked the world by putting his 13 month-old daughter, Deborah, into a 'box.' The box was actually a climate-controlled crib designed for comfort and protection, .. show full overview
6x4
Cashing In On The Ocean
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Air date
Feb 01, 1979
The bed of the northeast Pacific Ocean is covered with a "carpet" estimated to be worth a staggering ten million dollars. These manganese nodules—the bumpy carpet—are rich not only in .. show full overview
6x5
Patterns From The Past
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Air date
Feb 08, 1979
Below the snow-capped peaks of the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros Indians live a life patterned on that of their ancestors thousands of years ago. NOVA takes a look at the unchanging world of these isolated mountain people.
6x6
The Invisible Flame
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Air date
Feb 22, 1979
Some day hydrogen may replace the gasoline that we are now using up so rapidly. NOVA looks at the potential of hydrogen as a zero-pollution fuel.
6x7
The End Of The Rainbow
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 01, 1979
Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis? NOVA examines the promise—and problems—of fusion as a future energy source.
6x8
The Beersheva Experiment
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Air date
Mar 08, 1979
Health care is the third largest industry in the US. As a result of billions of dollars spent for medical education in the 1960s, there are now too many specialists and too few primary .. show full overview
6x9
Einstein
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Air date
Mar 15, 1979
One hundred years after his birth, Albert Einstein remains an enigma to most Americans. NOVA presents an insightful portrait of the man and his mind through rarely viewed film footage.
6x10
The Keys Of Paradise
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Air date
Mar 29, 1979
Some powerful and complex painkilling drugs have just been discovered—in a place where you would least expect to find them. Endorphins and their component enkephalins are manufactured in .. show full overview
6x11
A Plague on our Children
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Air date
Oct 02, 1979
Is the chemical industry a boom to modern civilization, or a major threat to our health and that of future generations? NOVA examines how toxic heribicides, pesticides, and other chemicals may cause cancer, miscarriages and birth defects in humans.
6x12
Life on a Silken Thread
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Air date
Oct 09, 1979
Sinister, sometimes even deadly, spiders have little popular appeal; yet their silken webs are among nature's loveliest creations. NOVA takes a close-look in slow motion, as spiders .. show full overview
6x13
Sweet Solutions
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Air date
Oct 16, 1979
NOVA views the history of sugar—from its scientific, religious and political history to its medical controversy.
6x14
Race for Gold
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Air date
Oct 30, 1979
At the 1976 Olympics, East German athletes walked off with 40 of the coveted gold medals, though their country is only the size of New Jersey. NOVA investigates whether a drug .. show full overview
6x15
All Part of the Game
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Air date
Nov 06, 1979
Thousands of amateur athletes are hurt every year, and many professional athletes suffer injuries that may mean the end of a career. NOVA looks at a new medical specialty—sports medicine—that promises to prevent and cure many sports related problems.
6x16
India: Machinery of Hope
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Air date
Nov 20, 1979
Most of India lives by the same rhythm, the same tools, as in centuries past. But there is another India—with thriving commercial centers, spotless research laboratories and large-scale .. show full overview
6x17
The Bridge that Spanned the World
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Air date
Dec 04, 1979
The Iron Bridge across the River Severn in Telford, England is two centuries old this year. It remains a monument to the Shropshire iron masters who built it, and a symbol of the .. show full overview
6x18
Termites and Telescopes
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Air date
Dec 11, 1979
Dr. Philip Morrison, Institute Professor and Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presents this thoughtful and provocative commentary on the nature of civilization.
6x19 Season finale
Blindness: Five Points of View
Episode overview
Air date
Dec 18, 1979
For many people the idea of life without vision is as fearful as death. NOVA looks at five people struggling to save their threatened vision using drugs, surgery, counseling and determination.

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