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

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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 28 (2001)

28x01 28 28x01 Sultan's Lost Treasure
The program follows a French-led expedition to recover thousands of porcelain and other artifacts from a centuries-old Chinese shipwreck off the coast of Brunei.
Jan. 16, 2001
28x02 28 28x02 Vanished!
The program investigates the mysterious disappearance -- and, half a century later, reappearance -- of Stardust, a civilian aircraft that crashed in the Andes in 1947.
Jan. 30, 2001
28x03 28 28x03 Nazi Prison Escape
The program documents a series of spectacular escape attempts made at Colditz Castle, the Nazi's most impregnable prison.
Feb. 06, 2001
28x04 28 28x04 Lost King of the Maya
The film follows the work of archeologists who are using new excavations and hieroglyphic translations to interpret the early history of Copán, a Classic Maya site in northern Hon ...
Feb. 13, 2001
28x05 28 28x05 The Cancer Warrior
The program follows the extraordinary odyssey of surgeon-turned-researcher Dr. Judah Folkman, who, together with colleagues at Children's Hospital in Boston, has spent over 30 years ...
Feb. 27, 2001
28x06 28 28x06 Survivor M.D.: Tattooed Doctor (1)
In "Tattooed Doctor," the first hour of NOVA's "Survivor M.D." series, emergency-room physician Dr. Tom Tarter eloquently describes some of the challenges and rewards of emergency ...
Mar. 27, 2001
28x07 28 28x07 Survivor M.D.: Second Opinions (2)
In 1987 NOVA embarked with seven brilliant, natural-born survivors on the longest-running boot camp in higher education: the nearly decade-long process of training to be a fully qualified ...
Apr. 03, 2001
28x08 28 28x08 Survivor M.D.: Hearts & Minds (3)
In 1987 NOVA embarked with seven brilliant, natural-born survivors on the longest-running boot camp in higher education: the nearly decade-long process of training to be a fully qualified ...
Apr. 10, 2001
28x09 28 28x09 Cracking the Code of Life
This two-hour special, hosted by ABC "Nightline" correspondent Robert Krulwich, chronicles the race to capture one of the biggest prizes in scientific history: the complete letter-by-letter ...
Apr. 17, 2001
28x10 28 28x10 Harvest of Fear
A gene from a jellyfish is placed in a potato plant, making it light up whenever it needs watering. Rice plants are genetically transformed to produce vitamin A, preventing millions ...
Apr. 24, 2001
28x11 28 28x11 Search for a Safe Cigarette
The program chronicles the tobacco industry's decades long effort to create a "safer" cigarette.
Oct. 02, 2001
28x12 28 28x12 18 Ways to Make a Baby
The program investigates the brave new world of assisted reproduction.
Oct. 09, 2001
28x13 28 28x13 Secrets of the Mind
Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran, an eloquent neuroscientist, is fascinated by patients who have unusual abilities or defects in the way they perceive the world. These include such puzzling ...
Oct. 23, 2001
28x14 28 28x14 Sex: Unknown
The film investigates the complicated world of gender identity.
Oct. 30, 2001
28x15 28 28x15 Russia's Nuclear Warriors
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Nov. 06, 2001
28x16 28 28x16 Bioterror
The film follows three New York Times reporters as they delve into the murky past of bioweapons research and grapple with the current threat of anthrax and other attacks.
Nov. 13, 2001
28x17 28 28x17 Life's Greatest Miracle
A sequel to the most popular NOVA of all time, "Miracle of Life," the program once again uses the extraordinary microimagery of Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson to track human development ...
Nov. 20, 2001
28x18 28 28x18 Methuselah Tree
Marked by striking imagery and a poetic style, the film dramatizes the life cycle of the world's oldest living thing, the bristlecone pine of California's White Mountains.
Dec. 11, 2001
28x19 28 28x19 Flying Casanovas
The program, with Sir David Attenborough narrating, celebrates the extraordinary antics male bowerbirds get up to when courting a female.
Dec. 25, 2001

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