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 4 (1977)

4x01 4 4x01 Hitler's Secret Weapon
NOVA traces the development of Hitler's V-2 rocket through rare footage obtained from the National Archives—some never broadcast before on television.
Jan. 05, 1977
4x02 4 4x02 Hot Blooded Dinosaurs (The)
If you were a dinosaur scientist, what would you do with a pile of fossil bones? How would you even start to put the giant jigsaw puzzle together, never mind discover anything about ...
Jan. 12, 1977
4x03 4 4x03 What Price Coal?
What is the price we are prepared to pay for coal? NOVA looks at the environmental and health safety issues raised by the government, industry, and the victims.
Jan. 19, 1977
4x04 4 4x04 Sunspot Mystery (The)
NOVA explores the research on the 1976 drought in the western United States which led some solar scientists to discover the link between weather patterns and the 11 year sunspot my ...
Feb. 02, 1977
4x05 4 4x05 Plastic Prison (The)
NOVA follows the lives of three boys who have combined immuned deficiency—a disease that leaves its victims with no immune system.
Feb. 09, 1977
4x06 4 4x06 Incident at Brown's Ferry
NOVA recreates March 1975 at Brown's Ferry, an Alabama nuclear power plant—the largest in the world—that suffered a seven-hour fire which came very close to developing into a major ...
Feb. 23, 1977
4x07 4 4x07 Bye Bye Blackbird
NOVA looks at blackbirds, their winter habit of nesting in the millions, and the destruction they do to crops.
Mar. 02, 1977
4x08 4 4x08 Pill for the People (The)
NOVA profiles chemist Russell Marker who made the birth control pill possible by discovering a synthetic substitute for the hormone progesterone.
Mar. 09, 1977
4x09 4 4x09 Gene Engineers (The)
NOVA explores the history of genetic engineering and the possible risks and benefits of this area of research
Mar. 16, 1977
4x10 4 4x10 Human Animal (The)
NOVA investigates the controversial theory of Harvard University biologist E.O. Wilson, that many aspects of human behavior are genetically determined.
Mar. 23, 1977
4x11 4 4x11 Wolf Equation (The)
In the winter of 1976-77, 80 percent of the wolf population in Northwest Alaska was the target of aerial hunts. Although the area is roamed by the Western Arctic caribou herds—a natural ...
Mar. 30, 1977
4x12 4 4x12 Dawn of the Solar Age (The)
Solar energy is increasingly popular as a home heating source. But only recently has it been seriously considered as a source of industrial power. NOVA looks at this new industrial ...
Apr. 20, 1977
4x13 4 4x13 Business of Extinction (The)
NOVA explores the huge international illegal trade in animals, penetrates the thriving underworld of smugglers and assesses the effects on vanishing wildlife.
Apr. 20, 1977
4x14 4 4x14 Red Planet (The)
NOVA traces 300 years of speculation, investigation and discovery that have centered on Mars—particularly the theory that the planet could support life. Questions raised by NASA's ...
Apr. 27, 1977
4x15 4 4x15 Tongues of Men, Part 1
In part one of this two-part exploration of the diversity of world languages, NOVA examines how and why the bewildering confusion of languages came about.
May. 11, 1977
4x16 4 4x16 Tongues of Man, Part 2
In part two of this two-part series on the diversity of language, NOVA explores how man has coped with the confusion of language and asks if the growing acceptance of English is the ...
May. 18, 1977
4x17 4 4x17 Linus Pauling: Crusading Scientist
NOVA profiles Linus Pauling—the only person to have received two unshared Nobel Prizes for his work in nuclear weapons.
Jun. 01, 1977
4x18 4 4x18 Across the Silent Barrier
NOVA explores the different means by which hearing-impaired people have learned to penetrate the world of the hearing by visiting with Kitty O'Neil—a woman record-holding speed car ...
Jun. 22, 1977
4x19 4 4x19 New Healers (The)
NOVA explores the delibitating diseases that are often caused by poverty and follows two paths to health care in Tanzania and the United States.
Jun. 29, 1977
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