Mar. 03, 1974
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60 min.
PBS TV Network

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Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.

NOVA Season 10 (1983)

10x01 10 10x01 Hawaii: Crucible of Life
This land of fire and beauty is the most isolated island chain in the world. NOVA cameras uncover an extraordinary world far from the teeming tourist hotels, one filled with unique ...
Jan. 18, 1983
10x02 10 10x02 The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
NOVA captivates a remarkably candid portrait of Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, a man of few pretensions and tremendous personal charm, who speaks with the same passion ...
Jan. 25, 1983
10x03 10 10x03 Lassa Fever
A gripping docudrama about a mysterious, highly lethal disease which struck a village in Nigeria in 1969, and the frustrating, seesaw battle against it. NOVA recounts how public health ...
Feb. 08, 1983
10x04 10 10x04 The Miracle of Life
A documentary that shows the actual conception and development of a baby. It looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a ...
Feb. 15, 1983
10x05 10 10x05 Asbestos: A Lethal Legacy
Every 58 minutes between now and the end of the century, one American will die from asbestos exposure. NOVA turns its spotlight on the tragic consequences of asbestos use and on the ...
Mar. 01, 1983
10x06 10 10x06 City of Coral
NOVA takes a spellbinding voyage through one of the world's most fascinating and colorful ecosystems: a coral reef, where the line between plants and animals is blurred, "rocks" move, ...
Mar. 08, 1983
10x07 10 10x07 Fat Chance in a Thin World
"Why can't I lose weight?" It's a question many Americans ask themselves everyday. NOVA comes up with some surprising answers about weight and dieting that could have significant impact ...
Mar. 22, 1983
10x08 10 10x08 Sixty Minutes to Meltdown
The accident at Three Mile Island made front page news all over the world and rocked the entire nuclear power industry. In this special 90-minute broadcast, NOVA presents a docudrama ...
Mar. 29, 1983
10x09 10 10x09 Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales
Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales is an episode from the PBS science television series Nova in which a group of researchers discusses animal communication. Specifically at issue ...
Oct. 11, 1983
10x10 10 10x10 The Artificial Heart
The Artificial Heart has become the center of debate ever since a procedure was performed, on a Seattle dentist, named Barney Clark. Barney became the first patient ever, to receive ...
Oct. 18, 1983
10x11 10 10x11 Talking Turtle
Talking Turtle from the show NOVA explores China's controversial one child policy and how it has affected families living in the country. While the government insists it is the best ...
Oct. 25, 1983
10x12 10 10x12 Papua New Guinea: Anthropology on Trial
Papua New Guinea: Anthropology on Trial is an episode from the eleventh season of the PBS series, NOVA. NOVA is a science-documentary series that has earned over 20 Emmy Awards over ...
Nov. 01, 1983
10x13 10 10x13 To Live Until You Die: The Work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Focusing on the life of Dr. Kubler-Ross and examining the groundbreaking work that she performed with the dying. Dr. Kubler-Ross, a psychiatrist, authored the book On Death and Dying ...
Nov. 08, 1983
10x14 10 10x14 A Magic Way of Going: The Story of Thoroughbreds
Is it true that the thoroughbred horse runs faster than any other horse? Horse racing is estimated to be a billion-dollar industry. A magic formula to identify the perfect race horse ...
Nov. 15, 1983
10x15 10 10x15 A Normal Face: The Wonders of Plastic Surgery
This episode explores a different side of plastic surgery, focusing on the necessary medical procedures it can help to accomplish. Originally aired in 1983, the documentary explores ...
Nov. 22, 1983
10x16 10 10x16 Captives of Care
In an Australian medical institution, the patients have severe disabilities. The custodians can be too harsh, ignoring their patients' needs. To the surprise of the people in charge, ...
Nov. 29, 1983
10x17 10 10x17 Twenty-Five Years in Space
To document the twenty-fifth anniversary of America's space program, NOVA takes a look at NASA's successes, failures and the exciting plans it has for the future. Relive accomplishments ...
Dec. 06, 1983
10x18 10 10x18 Nuclear Strategy for Beginners
With World War III looming as a very real possibility, NOVA takes a look at nuclear warfare. Myths are dispelled and the harsh realities of nuclear weaponry and the fallout that they ...
Dec. 13, 1983
10x19 10 10x19 The Climate Crisis
The record-breaking temperatures of each consecutive summer may be the result of a general warming up of the Earth's atmosphere. In this episode, Nova examines the changes in global ...
Dec. 20, 1983
10x20 10 10x20 Eyes Over China
When an American plane lands in China, the local residents are not sure how to react. On the one hand, the plane carries a cutting edge operating theater that can perform delicate and ...
Dec. 27, 1983

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