Mar. 03, 1974
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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 23 (1996)

23x01 23 23x01 Terror in the Mine Fields
In one-third of the world's countries, a misstep can mean a lost leg-to a land mine. Planted during an ongoing conflict or a war long since over, these invisible weapons lurk, ready ...
Jan. 09, 1996
23x02 23 23x02 The Day the Earth Shook
On the same date in January one year apart, earthquakes of almost identical power shook Northridge, California (1994) and Kobe, Japan (1995). NOVA probes why almost 100 times more people ...
Jan. 16, 1996
23x03 23 23x03 B-29 Frozen in Time
Travel on a perilous mission to repair and refly a rare B-29 bomber stranded on a Greenland icecap for almost 50 years.Gleaming like a jewel this well preserved bomber from World War ...
Jan. 30, 1996
23x04 23 23x04 Plague Fighters
AKA Inside an Outbreak The Ebola filovirus causes a very deadly and highly contagious disease. Outbreaks thus far have been limited due to the implementation of strict isolation, sterilization, ...
Feb. 06, 1996
23x05 23 23x05 War Machines of Tomorrow
NOVA travels to the testing ranges and training grounds for a leaner, meaner and more effective United States military force that can fight and win on almost any battlefield in the ...
Feb. 20, 1996
23x06 23 23x06 Kidnapped by U.F.O.'s?
Thousands of Americans have come forward with tales of being kidnapped by space aliens, and millions of Americans believe them. NOVA searches for the truth behind real-life stories, ...
Feb. 27, 1996
23x07 23 23x07 Flood!
In 1993, the Mississippi River swept away bridges, levees, farms and entire towns in the largest flood ever recorded in America's heartland. NOVA covers the human drama of the flood-fight ...
Mar. 26, 1996
23x08 23 23x08 Dr. Spock the Baby Doc
NOVA profiles Dr. Benjamin Spock, whose best-selling baby and child care guide revolutionized the way Americans raise their children. At ninety-something, Dr. Spock continues to mix ...
Apr. 02, 1996
23x09 23 23x09 Warriors of the Amazon
NOVA travels to the Amazonian jungle to live among the Yanomami, one of the few remaining hunter/gatherer groups in the world, recording their healing ceremonies, death practices and ...
Apr. 09, 1996
23x10 23 23x10 Bombing of America
Oklahoma City, the UNABOMBER, the World Trade Center - these tragedies have thrust bombing into the national limelight. But such high profile events do not tell the whole story. They ...
Apr. 16, 1996
23x11 23 23x11 Einstein Revealed
This two-hour program chronicles Albert Einstein's life and scientific achievements from his birth in 1879 to his death in 1955. The first hour follows Einstein in his quest to understand ...
Oct. 01, 1996
23x12 23 23x12 Lost City of Arabia
Helped by remote sensing, an expedition searches Oman's vast al-Khali desert for the lost city of Ubar.
Oct. 08, 1996
23x13 23 23x13 Three Men and a Balloon
One of the final aeronautics challenges left in the world today does not involve the use of a plane, a rocket, or even an engine. No one has yet been able to circumnavigate the earth ...
Oct. 15, 1996
23x14 23 23x14 Secrets of Making Money
With a radically redesigned bill, the U.S. Treasury fights back against a new breed of counterfeiters.
Oct. 22, 1996
23x15 23 23x15 Top Gun Over Moscow
Flights in Russia's powerful fighter jets are for sale to foreign travelers. So is the Russian Air Force still in the game?
Nov. 12, 1996
23x16 23 23x16 Shark Attack
Sharks are known as the "perfect predators," but sometimes they slip up and attack the wrong prey—people.
Nov. 19, 1996
23x17 23 23x17 Odyssey of Life: The Ultimate Journey (1)
NOVA explores the links between our individual development and the evolution of life itself.
Nov. 24, 1996
23x18 23 23x18 Odyssey of Life: The Unknown World (2)
This program reveals some of the billions of practically invisible organisms that live on, in, and around us.
Nov. 25, 1996
23x19 23 23x19 Odyssey of Life: The Photographer's Secrets (3)
Lennart Nilsson, the famed photographer who brought us the spectacular insight into the mysteries of life before birth in Nova's Miracle of Life and Ultimate Journey shares some of ...
Nov. 26, 1996
23x20 23 23x20 Cracking the Ice Age
NOVA investigates an intriguing idea on the origin of the Ice Age: namely, the Himalayas did it. According to the theory, the crash of continents that produced Mount Everest also produced ...
Dec. 31, 1996

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