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NOVA Season 11 (1984)
|11x01 Alcoholism: Life Under The Influence |
Alcoholism is a sad reality for many people. NOVA tries to uncover why this disease is so prevalent by exploring the physical, mental and genetic reasons why people become and stay ...
|Jan. 10, 1984|
|11x02 The Case of ESP |
In the past decade, a number of researchers have begun systematic laboratory research into extrasensory perception—ESP. NOVA considers the claims for—and against—paranormal phenomena ...
|Jan. 17, 1984|
|11x03 Antarctica: Earth's Last Frontier |
An astronaut once observed a great white light shining out from the bottom of our world: Antarctica, the ice-covered continent we are only just beginning to understand. NOVA visits ...
|Jan. 31, 1984|
|11x04 China's Only Child |
Efforts to control the population explosion are among the burning controversies of our time. NOVA looks at the one-child policy of the People's Republic of China, a revolutionary decree ...
|Feb. 14, 1984|
|11x05 Will I Walk Again? |
Is there a cure for paralyzing spinal injuries? Most neurosurgeons are doubtful, pointing to the central nervous system's most apparent inability to heal itself. But others dispute ...
|Feb. 28, 1984|
|11x06 Visions of the Deep: The Underwater World of Al Giddings |
Al Giddings is one of the greatest underwater photographers in the world. In a riveting look at the unearthly beauties and terrors of the seas, NOVA presents a portrait of Giddings ...
|Mar. 06, 1984|
|11x07 Down on the Farm |
Agriculture is America's biggest industry. This productivity, envied around the world, is also depleting the most essential ingredients in farming: water and soil. NOVA looks at the ...
|Mar. 20, 1984|
|11x08 Make My People Live: The Crisis in Indian Health Care |
What are America's obligations to its native population? As an important Indian health act comes up for renewal in Congress this Spring (1984), NOVA explores the state of medical care ...
|Mar. 27, 1984|
|11x09 The World According to Weisskopf |
Victor Weisskopf: physicist, lover of music and citizen of the world. NOVA profiles the international statesman of science and learns that one of the giants of 20th century physics ...
|Apr. 03, 1984|
|11x10 Space Bridge to Moscow |
At a time when scientific exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union is at its lowest since the 1950s, a special hookup will allow eight leading Soviet and American scientists ...
|Oct. 02, 1984|
|11x11 The National Science Test I |
NOVA departs from tradition with the first National Science Test. Viewers can match wits with celebrity panelists Jane Alexander, Jules Bergman, Marva Collins and Edwin Newman. Art ...
|Oct. 16, 1984|
|11x12 Fountains of Paradise |
NOVA explores the billion-dollar-plus Mahaweli Irrigation Project in Sri Lanka. Will this high-risk project prove to be a great leap forward or an industrial and sociological disas ...
|Oct. 23, 1984|
|11x13 The Mystery of Yellow Rain |
NOVA explores whether "yellow rain," described by members of the Hmong tribe of Laos, is a form of chemical warfare—or a naturally occurring phenomenon.
|Oct. 30, 1984|
|11x14 The Nomads of the Rain Forest |
NOVA visits a tribe of Ecuadoran Indians who still maintain traditions that date back to the Stone Age—thirty years after their first contact with Western Civilization.
|Nov. 06, 1984|
|11x15 Farmers of the Sea |
NOVA looks at the "blue revolution"—modern advances in the ancient art of raising aquatic animals and plants—in the United States, Japan, Scotland and other countries.
|Nov. 13, 1984|
|11x16 Frontiers of Plastic Surgery |
NOVA's sequel to "A Normal Face" examines the merging of technology and art in modern reconstruction and cosmetic surgical techniques.
|Nov. 20, 1984|
|11x17 Space Women |
They have been part of the United States' space program for more than 20 years. Who are these talented, courageous women? NOVA looks at astronaut Sally Ride and her colleagues, how ...
|Nov. 27, 1984|
|11x18 Jaws: The True Story |
Acclaimed underwater cameraman Al Giddings takes NOVA viewers beneath the waves to explore the fact and fiction surrounding the Great White Shark.
|Dec. 04, 1984|
|11x19 Acid Rain: New Bad News |
The debate over acid rain continues to grow. NOVA travels to West Germany, the mid-Atlantic states and New England to examine the controversy surrounding this phenomenon.
|Dec. 11, 1984|
|11x20 Stephen Jay Gould: This View of Life |
What do dinosaurs, a panda's thumb and a peacock's tail have in common? Dr. Stephen Jay Gould, the internationally renowned palentologist and evolutionary theorist, provides some surprising ...
|Dec. 18, 1984|
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