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 6 (1979)

6x01 6 6x01 Black Tide
On the morning of March 16, 1978, the US owned, Liberian registered supertanker, the Amoco Cadiz, went aground off the coast of Brittany. Over the following days and weeks its entire ...
Jan. 05, 1979
6x02 6 6x02 Long Walk Of Fred Young
As a child, Fred Young hunted birds and wild animals with primitive weapons, spoke only the Indian languages Ute and Navajo, went to a medicine man when he was sick, and slept under ...
Jan. 11, 1979
6x03 6 6x03 World of Difference (A)
In 1945, B.F. Skinner shocked the world by putting his 13 month-old daughter, Deborah, into a "box." The box was actually a climate-controlled crib designed for comfort and protection, ...
Jan. 18, 1979
6x04 6 6x04 Cashing In On The Ocean
The bed of the northeast Pacific Ocean is covered with a "carpet" estimated to be worth a staggering ten million dollars. These manganese nodules—the bumpy carpet—are rich not only ...
Feb. 01, 1979
6x05 6 6x05 Patterns From The Past
Below the snow-capped peaks of the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros Indians live a life patterned on that of their ancestors thousands of years ago. NOVA takes a look at the unchanging world ...
Feb. 08, 1979
6x06 6 6x06 Invisible Flame (The)
Some day hydrogen may replace the gasoline that we are now using up so rapidly. NOVA looks at the potential of hydrogen as a zero-pollution fuel.
Feb. 22, 1979
6x07 6 6x07 End Of The Rainbow (The)
Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis? NOVA examines the promise—and problems—of fusion as a future energy source.
Mar. 01, 1979
6x08 6 6x08 Beersheva Experiment (The)
Health care is the third largest industry in the US. As a result of billions of dollars spent for medical education in the 1960s, there are now too many specialists and too few primary ...
Mar. 08, 1979
6x09 6 6x09 Einstein
One hundred years after his birth, Albert Einstein remains an enigma to most Americans. NOVA presents an insightful portrait of the man and his mind through rarely viewed film foot ...
Mar. 15, 1979
6x10 6 6x10 Keys Of Paradise (The)
Some powerful and complex painkilling drugs have just been discovered—in a place where you would least expect to find them. Endorphins and their component enkephalins are manufactured ...
Mar. 29, 1979
6x11 6 6x11 A Plague on our Children
Is the chemical industry a boom to modern civilization, or a major threat to our health and that of future generations? NOVA examines how toxic heribicides, pesticides, and other chemicals ...
Oct. 02, 1979
6x12 6 6x12 Life On A Silken Thread
Sinister, sometimes even deadly, spiders have little popular appeal; yet their silken webs are among nature's loveliest creations. NOVA takes a close-look in slow motion, as spiders ...
Oct. 09, 1979
6x13 6 6x13 Sweet Solutions
NOVA views the history of sugar—from its scientific, religious and political history to its medical controversy.
Oct. 16, 1979
6x14 6 6x14 Race For The Gold
At the 1976 Olympics, East German athletes walked off with 40 of the coveted gold medals, though their country is only the size of New Jersey. NOVA investigates whether a drug responsible ...
Oct. 30, 1979
6x15 6 6x15 All Part of The Game
Thousands of amateur athletes are hurt every year, and many professional athletes suffer injuries that may mean the end of a career. NOVA looks at a new medical specialty—sports medicine—that ...
Nov. 06, 1979
6x16 6 6x16 India: Machinery of Hope
Most of India lives by the same rhythm, the same tools, as in centuries past. But there is another India—with thriving commercial centers, spotless research laboratories and large-scale ...
Nov. 20, 1979
6x17 6 6x17 The Bridge That Spanned The World
The Iron Bridge across the River Severn in Telford, England is two centuries old this year. It remains a monument to the Shropshire iron masters who built it, and a symbol of the Industrial ...
Dec. 04, 1979
6x18 6 6x18 Termites to Telescopes
Dr. Philip Morrison, Institute Professor and Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presents this thoughtful and provocative commentary on the nature of civ ...
Dec. 11, 1979
6x19 6 6x19 Blindness: Five Points of Views
For many people the idea of life without vision is as fearful as death. NOVA looks at five people struggling to save their threatened vision using drugs, surgery, counseling and de ...
Dec. 18, 1979

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