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 29 (2002)

29x01 29 29x01 Death Star
The program probes the deep mysteries of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful celestial explosions since the big bang.
Jan. 08, 2002
29x02 29 29x02 Neanderthals on Trial
The film probes the enigma of our Neanderthal cousins and the roots of our own ancestry.
Jan. 22, 2002
29x03 29 29x03 Fireworks!
This explosive NOVA presents the colorful history of pyrotechnics and reveals how hi-tech firing systems are transforming public displays into a dazzling, split-second science.
Jan. 29, 2002
29x04 29 29x04 Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies
The program chronicles the lives and covert activities of the so-called "atom spies" in the 1940's, including the big one that got away, Theodore Alvin Hall.
Feb. 05, 2002
29x05 29 29x05 The Missing Link
A paleontological tour-de-force and suspenseful scientific detective story, the program documents the search for the ancestor of all four-limbed animals, including humans.
Feb. 26, 2002
29x06 29 29x06 Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance
In October and November 1999, NOVA journeyed into ice-choked Antarctic waters and onto the shores of rugged Elephant and South Georgia Islands as we followed in the footsteps of Sir ...
Mar. 26, 2002
29x07 29 29x07 Why the Towers Fell
Can lessons learned from the Twin Towers' collapse make new buildings safer?
Apr. 30, 2002
29x08 29 29x08 Fire Wars
In the program, NOVA accompanies the men and women of a wildland firefighting crew known as the Arrowhead Hotshots as they battle one of the most destructive wildfire seasons ever, ...
May. 07, 2002
29x09 29 29x09 Killer Disease on Campus
Doctors combat the deadliest for of meningitis which strikes young people out of the blue.
Sep. 03, 2002
29x10 29 29x10 Mysterious Life of Caves
Toxic caverns teaming with strange life-forms spark a brand new theory about how caves form.
Oct. 01, 2002
29x11 29 29x11 Lost Roman Treasure
Experts rescue pricess mosaics from an ancient city that is about to disapear beneath a resivoir.
Oct. 08, 2002
29x12 29 29x12 Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
Galileo struggles to persuade church authorities of the truth behind his astonishing discoveries about the cosmos.
Oct. 29, 2002
29x13 29 29x13 Volcano's Deadly Warning
In January 1993, six scientists and three hikers were scalded and crushed to death when they ventured into the smoking mouth of the active volcano Galeras in Colombia, confident that ...
Nov. 12, 2002
29x14 29 29x14 Sinking City of Venice
Experts struggle to save the City of Canals before it vanishes beneath the waves.
Nov. 19, 2002
29x15 29 29x15 The Orchid Hunter
For nine months in 2000, Tom Hart Dyke was a captive of guerrillas who seized him while he was collecting wild orchids in the Colombian rain forest. Now Hart Dyke is at it again in ...
Nov. 26, 2002

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