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Encyclopedia > Nova (series)

Nova is a popular science television series produced by the Public Broadcasting Service.


Seen in more than 100 countries, Nova is the most-watched science television series in the world. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. In 1998, the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation awarded Nova its first-ever Public Service Award.


The executive producer of Nova since 1975 has been Paula S. Apsell, who joined Nova when it was a fledgling science series produced by Boston's WGBH.


The Nova programs are praised for their good pacing, clear writing, and crisp editing, with a website accompanying each segment. Even Nova's websites win awards.


Whenever possible, Nova includes interviews with scientists directly involved in the subject, and occasionally footage from the actual moment of a particular discovery. Some episodes have focused on historical aspects of science.


Nova Emmy Awards

2002
Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
Mountain of Ice
Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance
Why the Towers Fell
2001
Bioterror
Julia Cort (for Writing) Life's Greatest Miracle
1999
Decoding Nazi Secrets
1995
Siamese Twins
Secret of the Wild Child
1994
Secret of the Wild Child
1992
Suicide Mission to Chernobyl
The Russian Right Stuff
1989
Outstanding Informational Film Series
1985
Outstanding Informational Film Series
AIDS: Chapter One
Acid Rain: New Bad News
1983
The Miracle of Life
Outstanding Informational Series
1982
Here's Looking at You, Kid
1981
Outstanding Informational Series
1978
Outstanding Informational Series

Nova has also won numerous Peabody Awards.


External link

  • Official website (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/)

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NOVA (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (581 words)
NOVA is a popular science television series from the USA produced by WGBH Boston.
The series won a Peabody in 1974, citing it as "an imaginative series of science adventures", with a "versatility rarely found in television".
NOVA has had many underwriters over its 30+ year history, starting with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the viewers/stations of PBS.
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