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 3 (1976)

3x01 3 3x01 Predictable Disaster
It is now possible to predict earthquakes. At least two successful predictions have already been made in the United States; and the NOVA crew was present and filming while a third prediction ...
Jan. 04, 1976
3x02 3 3x02 Joey
NOVA takes viewers into the world of Joey Deacon, 54 years old and a spastic since birth. Joey has lived most of his life in institutions, unable to communicate with anyone until he ...
Jan. 11, 1976
3x03 3 3x03 Meditation and the Mind
What do singer Peggy Lee, New York Jets Quarterback Joe Namath and Congressman Richard Nolas have in common? They all practice a ritual called TM—Transcendental Meditation. NOVA examines ...
Jan. 18, 1976
3x04 3 3x04 Planets (The)
The last fourteen years have been a revolution in our understanding of our place in the stars, the Solar System. Beginning in 1961 with a Russian spacecraft flying to Venus, quickening ...
Jan. 25, 1976
3x05 3 3x05 Desert Place (A)
NOVA explores the mysterious ecosystem of the desert: a snowstorm; a lashing summer monsoon; and the emergence—in a pool created only minutes before—of a pair of adult spadefoot ...
Feb. 01, 1976
3x06 3 3x06 Small Imperfection (A)
Every year, some 5,000 babies are born in the US with spina bifida, a congenital abnormality of the central nervous system. NOVA explores the mystery of what causes spina bifida and ...
Feb. 08, 1976
3x07 3 3x07 Ninety Degrees Below
There's one place on earth where no one will ever catch a cold. And the freezing waters are so bitter there that a fish has been discovered to have developed its own anti-freeze. NOVA ...
Feb. 15, 1976
3x08 3 3x08 Race for the Double Helix (The)
Author Isaac Asimov joins NOVA in the retelling of the remarkable story of the discovery of the structure of DNA. James Watson and his ex-colleague Francis Crick exchange memories of ...
Mar. 07, 1976
3x09 3 3x09 Renewable Tree (The)
Each Sunday edition of the New York Times consumes 153 acres of trees. The paper packs, napkins, paper cups and packing used by McDonald's gobble up 315 square miles of trees every ...
Mar. 07, 1976
3x10 3 3x10 The Williamsburgh File
NOVA joins chief archaeologist, Ivor Noel Hume, of Colonial Williamsburg, VA, for a fascinating glimpse of the lifestyles of the founders of this country, complete with detailed reconstructions ...
Mar. 14, 1976
3x11 3 3x11 Overworked Miracle (The)
Today we take antibiotics for granted, and by doing so are steadily eroding their medical value. NOVA examines the problem of resistance to antibiotics in the bacteria they are designed ...
Mar. 21, 1976
3x12 3 3x12 Transplant Experiment (The)
Dr. Norman Shumway of Stanford University has performed more heart transplants than any other heart surgeon. NOVA explores those extraordinary days in 1968-69 when it appeared that ...
Apr. 11, 1976
3x13 3 3x13 Underground Movement (The)
NOVA explores life underground, from foxes and badgers through moles and worms down to the myriad of micro-organisms that make soil the most complex substrate for life on earth. Included ...
Apr. 18, 1976
3x14 3 3x14 Hunters of the Seal
NOVA shows the Netsilik eskimoes of Pelly Bay and their traditional way of life and what happens when Western civilization is imposed upon them.
May. 02, 1976
3x15 3 3x15 Benjamin
Benjamin is a healthy, normal baby, whom we meet at birth and whose first year of life provides the backbone of this revealing NOVA about early child development.
May. 09, 1976
3x16 3 3x16 Women Rebel (The)
Margaret Sanger was responsible almost single-handedly for changing the whole attitude of the male-dominated medical profession towards "women's issues" and, above all, for gaining ...
May. 23, 1976
3x17 3 3x17 Death of a Disease
As late as 1967, smallpox struck as many as 15 million people in 43 countries and killed an estimated two or three million. Experts now believe that the disease is on the verge of extinction. ...
Jun. 06, 1976
3x18 3 3x18 Inside the Shark
The "Jaws" phenomenon has given sharks a bad name. But is the shark really such a barbarian? NOVA looks at the lifestyle of this remarkable survivor from the days when dinosaurs ruled ...
Jun. 13, 1976
3x19 3 3x19 Genetic Chance (The)
Recent scientific developments have made it possible to detect a wide variety of defects in unborn babies. NOVA focuses on the ethical question that must be considered: What defines ...
Jun. 20, 1976
3x20 3 3x20 Case of the Bermuda Triangle (The)
Since 1945, hundreds of ships and planes and thousands of people have mysteriously disappeared in an area of the Atlantic Ocean off of Florida, known as the Bermuda Triangle. NOVA penetrates ...
Jun. 27, 1976
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