Type
Documentary
Premiered
Mar. 03, 1974
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
PBS TV Network
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NOVA

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 24 (1997)

24x01 24 24x01 Kaboom!
An in-depth and heart stopping look at the ultimate chemical reaction - the explosion. Using high speed photography and dramatic reconstruction, the film will chart the tarnished history ...
Jan. 14, 1997
24x02 24 24x02 Titanic's Lost Sister
The program follows underwater explorer Robert Ballard as he uses sonar technology to find the Britannic, a ship lost in the Aegean in World War I.
Jan. 28, 1997
24x03 24 24x03 Secrets of Lost Empires: Stonehenge (1)
A distinctive feature of this stone site are the trilithons, which consist of two upright stones topped by a horizontal lintel stone. In this program, the NOVA team considers how to ...
Feb. 11, 1997
24x04 24 24x04 Secrets of Lost Empires: Inca (2)
Even without such technological advances as wheels, arches, draft animals, iron tools, or a system of writing, the Inca—utilizing a tradition of shared labor—achieved a number of ...
Feb. 11, 1997
24x05 24 24x05 Secrets of Lost Empires: Obelisk (3)
Pharaohs who built magnificent temples to preserve their names for eternity often graced temple gates with pairs of obelisks, four-sided shafts of granite that taper gently upward until ...
Feb. 12, 1997
24x06 24 24x06 Secrets of Lost Empires: Colosseum (4)
Citizens of Rome came to the Colosseum to behold free entertainment that usually came in the form of violent war games and bloody battles between humans and animals. This structure's ...
Feb. 12, 1997
24x07 24 24x07 Hunt for Alien Worlds
Are we alone in the universe? The dream of answering that question might finally be coming true. For most of this century, astronomers have tried and failed to find evidence of other ...
Feb. 18, 1997
24x08 24 24x08 Curse of T.rex
They are the most spectacular—and rarest—creatures ever to walk the earth. And they are for sale. In remote badlands, paleontologists have to compete with commercial fossil hunters ...
Feb. 25, 1997
24x09 24 24x09 Cut to the Heart
Ever since World War II, physicians have struggled to find ways to treat heart failure, the biggest killer in the modern world.
Apr. 08, 1997
24x10 24 24x10 Kingdom of the Seahorse
Of all males in the animal kingdom, only one can be absolutely sure of his paternity. The seahorse. Because in seahorses it is the male, and only the male, who gets pregnant and gives ...
Apr. 15, 1997
24x11 24 24x11 Coma
A famous brain surgeon struggles to save the life of a comatose child using a controversial new method of treating severe head injuries. In charge is Dr. Jan Ghajar, who gained notoriety ...
Oct. 07, 1997
24x12 24 24x12 Faster Than Sound
On the 50th anniversary of the first supersonic flight, Chuck Yeager relives his gutsy assault on the sound barrier and tells how it was done. Other top test pilots of the day—those ...
Oct. 14, 1997
24x13 24 24x13 Bomb Squad
IRA terrorists and British bomb disposal experts tell behind-the-scenes stories of a a deadly cat-and- mouse game that pits ingenious IRA explosives officers against the most creative ...
Oct. 21, 1997
24x14 24 24x14 The Proof
In a tale of secrecy, obsession, dashed hopes, and brilliant insights, Princeton math sleuth Andrew Wiles goes undercover for eight years to solve history's most famous math problem: ...
Oct. 28, 1997
24x15 24 24x15 Wild Wolves With David Attenborough
Sir David Attenborough hosts a never-before-seen look at one of the most misunderstood creatures in nature. Special photography, including infrared photography, exposes the secret life ...
Nov. 11, 1997
24x16 24 24x16 Super Bridge
Viewers are sidewalk supervisors for one of the most unusual construction projects in the U.S. - the building of the stunningly beautiful and eminently practical Clark Bridge over the ...
Nov. 12, 1997
24x17 24 24x17 Treasures of the Sunken City
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, guided sailors in the Mediterranean Sea for 16 centuries. NOVA follows an international team of archeologists, ...
Nov. 18, 1997
24x18 24 24x18 Avalanche!
Viewers see what it's like to be overwhelmed by a sudden onslaught of "white death"—an avalanche. Avalanches are an escalating peril as skiers and snowmobilers push the limits into ...
Nov. 25, 1997
24x19 24 24x19 Danger in the Jet Stream
NOVA covers the latest efforts to be first to circumnavigate the planet non-stop in a balloon. NOVA's cameras are on board for all three attempts, including that of the long-shot underdog, ...
Dec. 02, 1997

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