NOVA - Season 32

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Wednesday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Mar 03, 1974 In Season

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  • Wave That Shook the World
    3/29/05
    8.9
    On December 26, 2004 a devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean kills more than 250,000 people. NOVA takes an in depth look at just what happened on that fateful day.
  • A Daring Flight
    A Daring Flight
    Episode 14
    2/22/05
    0.0
    This documentary focuses on Louis Bleriot, the French pilot who made history in 1909 by being the first to use a heavier-than-air machine to fly across the English Channel. Along with exploring this important moment in early aviation, the crew covers Bleriot's grandson, who is reviving his family's legacy with a modern reenactment of the famous flight.moreless
  • Saving the National Treasures
    2/15/05
    0.0
    It would be safe to say that the document which truly brought the United States of America together was the Declaration of Independence. In addition, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are part of the founding principles which brought the country together. NOVA examines the race to preserve these relics of American culture.moreless
  • The Viking Deception
    2/8/05
    8.7
    One of history's greatest controversies is a hand-drawn piece of paper called the Vineland Map. No one knows its origins, yet it appears to be a map of the eastern United States. It is also assumed to be dated back to at least fifty years before Columbus set foot on American soil. Is this map real, or is it a hoax?moreless
  • Supersonic Dream
    Supersonic Dream
    Episode 11
    1/18/05
    10
    A chronicle of the turbulent birth, life and death of the Concorde, the world's first and only supersonic airliner.
  • The Boldest Hoax
    The Boldest Hoax
    Episode 10
    1/11/05
    0.0
    Richard Donat narrates the true story of the "Piltdown Man," a fossil skull that surfaced in an British town and seemed to finally provide the missing link between humans and their ape predecessors. In 1953, the "Piltdown Man" turned out to be a hoax. Various guests discuss the hoax and its strange origins, including Giles Oakley, Miles Russell and Richard Milner.moreless
  • Welcome to Mars
    Episode 9
    1/4/05
    8.9
    Take an astounding look at the red planet in this interplanetary adventure. Mission Control and its two robotic explorers face a daunting taskâ€"find proof that liquid water, the essential ingredient of life, once existed on Mars.
  • Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land
    11/23/04
    0.0
    Armed with high-tech equipment and ingeniously improvised devices, NOVA and archaeologist Richard Freund embark on a fascinating detective story that may rewrite Holy Land history.
  • Great Escape
    Great Escape
    Episode 7
    11/16/04
    10
    Archeologists excavate Stalag Luft 3, the site of the greatest WWII prisoner escape. Prisoners of the camp are also interviewed.
  • America's Stone Age Explorers
    11/9/04
    0.0
    Clovis, New Mexico is the site of an important archaeological dig. The prehistoric people who lived there may have been descended from Spanish natives. It is also possible that these early settlers lived from as far south as Peru all the way into Pennsylvania. NOVA goes deep inside this mystery to understand who these people were and where they came from.moreless
  • The Most Dangerous Woman in America
    10/12/04
    10
    The Most Dangerous Woman in America looks at the unfortunate life of "Typhoid Mary." This 2004 episode from the science series NOVA follows Irish immigrant, Mary Mallon, a household cook who unknowingly spread typhoid fever wherever she worked at the turn of the century. Once identified as a healthy carrier of the virus, Mary refused to believe she could be spreading disease. Authorities incarcerated her for the later part of her life to protect the public.moreless
  • Origins: Back to the Beginning
    9/29/04
    9.5
    Part 4 of 4
  • Origins: Where Are the Aliens?
    9/29/04
    8.9
    Part 3 of 4
  • Origins: How Life Began
    9/28/04
    10
    Part 2 of 4
  • Origins: Earth is Born
    9/28/04
    8.8
    Part 1 of 4
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