Mar. 03, 1974
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60 min.
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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 9 (1982)

9x01 9 9x01 Salmon on the Run
NOVA captures the breathtaking power and determination of these amazing creatures and examines how business and technology are changing the fishing industry—and the salmon itself ...
Jan. 10, 1982
9x02 9 9x02 Test-Tube Babies: A Daughter For Judy
NOVA presents a dramatic, exclusive film of the first "test-tube" baby born in America, Elizabeth Jordan Carr. NOVA follows the pregnancy from the start, presenting the only view on ...
Jan. 17, 1982
9x03 9 9x03 A Field Guide to Roger Tory Peterson
NOVA takes an intimate look at Robert Tory Peterson, the man whose best-selling guide books to ornithology have played a pivotal role in turning birdwatching into a mass sport.
Jan. 24, 1982
9x04 9 9x04 The Hunt for the Legion Killer
One of the biggest investigations in medical history began when a mysterious killer disease broke out during independence celebrations in Philadelphia in 1976: Legionnaire's Disease. ...
Jan. 31, 1982
9x05 9 9x05 Finding a Voice
What is it like not to be able to communicate with others? NOVA explores the severest of speech disabilities with Dick Boydell—born with cerebral palsy, confined to a wheel chair ...
Feb. 07, 1982
9x06 9 9x06 The Television Explosion
NOVA explores the past, present, and future of American television including the potential of cable, the Columbus, Ohio, two-way TV experiment, the array of new techniques and their ...
Feb. 14, 1982
9x07 9 9x07 Life: Patent Pending
NOVA shows how scientists go about creating new forms of life, and investigates the impact of the gene bonanza on industry, medicine, and the universities themselves. NOVA reveals that ...
Feb. 28, 1982
9x08 9 9x08 Palace of Delights
NOVA visits San Francisco's Exploratorium—part laboratory, part school, part three-ring circus—run by an unlikely collection of physicists and high school students.
Mar. 07, 1982
9x09 9 9x09 Animal Impostors
In this vivid study of mimicry and camouflage NOVA shows dramatically how snakes, butterflies, fish, turtles and many other kinds of animals, both predators and their intended victims, ...
Mar. 14, 1982
9x10 9 9x10 Aging: The Methuselah Syndrome
What is aging? Why does it happen? Can it be stopped? NOVA presents a startling report on research into the processes which make us age and how to control them.
Mar. 28, 1982
9x11 9 9x11 The Case of the UFOs
For the first time on television a rigorous, scientific investigation into the fact, fiction, and hoax of unidentified flying objects. With vivid film and accounts from several eyewitnesses ...
Oct. 12, 1982
9x12 9 9x12 The Fragile Mountain
The Himalayas, highest peaks in the world, are crumbling. People are making them crumble, and people are the victims, as NOVA reveals in this breathtaking documentary.
Oct. 19, 1982
9x13 9 9x13 Here's Looking At You Kid
Of the 70,000 Americans hospitalized annually for severe burns, one-third are children. NOVA tells the story of extraordinary personal resilience in an 11-year-old boy's fight to recover ...
Nov. 09, 1982
9x14 9 9x14 Adventures of Teenage Scientists
NOVA introduces some of the winners of the 1982 Westinghouse Science Talent Search: high school students whose interests range from silkworms to solar cells. With education facing a ...
Nov. 16, 1982
9x15 9 9x15 The Cobalt Blues
An investigative report on US dependence on foreign sources of strategic minerals, vital to the aerospace and steel industries, which examines and questions Reagan Administration policies ...
Nov. 23, 1982
9x16 9 9x16 Goodbye Louisiana
NOVA reports on the staggering water problems of Southern Louisiana—where the mighty Mississippi is threatening to change its course, and where last year 49 square miles of coastline ...
Nov. 30, 1982
9x17 9 9x17 Whale Watch
NOVA follows the great grey whales along their annual marathon migration from the Acrtic to the Mexican coast and reveals little known facts about the mating and feeding habits of the ...
Dec. 07, 1982
9x18 9 9x18 Tracking The Supertrains
While America's passenger-train service deteriorates, trains in Japan and Europe are speeding ahead at over 150 miles per hour. NOVA reports that the super-fast trains are finally coming ...
Dec. 14, 1982

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