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  • NOVA: Look Who's Driving

    Self-driving cars may one day be big business, but will they ever be safer than human drivers?

    Airdate: 10/23/2019

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4619

    OB: 10/23/2019

  • NOVA: Secrets of the Sky Tombs

    Unearth secrets buried in the world’s highest tombs, tucked in Himalayan caves.

    Airdate: 10/30/2019

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4401

    OB: 1/4/17

  • NOVA: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

    New technologies help unravel mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls—and uncover million-dollar fakes.

    Airdate: 11/6/2019

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4620

    OB: 11/6/2019

  • NOVA: Decoding da Vinci

    Discover the science behind Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces—and Mona Lisa's legendary smile.

    Airdate: 11/13/2019

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM


  • NOVA: The Violence Paradox

    Has violence been declining for centuries? If so, why? And can we build a more peaceful future?

    Airdate: 11/20/2019

    Time: 9:00 - 11:00 PM

    NOVA: 4622

    OB: 11/20/2019

  • NOVA: Animal Espionage

    Camera technology is revolutionizing the study of animals—without them even noticing.

    Airdate: 11/27/2019

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4623

    OB: 11/27/2019

  • NOVA: Polar Extremes

    Join renowned paleontologist and host Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the Polar Extremes of our planet.

    Airdate: 2/5/2020

    Time: 12:00 - 12:00 AM


    OB: 2/5/2020

Press Materials

  • NOVA “ADDICTION” Premieres Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS

  • NOVA “LAST B-24” Premieres Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS


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