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  • NOVA: Secrets of the Forbidden City

    Explore how China’s magnificent Forbidden City has withstood centuries of earthquakes.

    Airdate: 3/4/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4415

    OB: 10/18/2017

  • NOVA: Chinese Chariot Revealed

    Archaeological findings guide builders in reconstructing and testing China’s first super-weapon.

    Airdate: 3/11/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4409

    OB: 5/17/17

  • NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake

    Get a unique look at the science behind Japan’s catastrophic 2011 earthquake.

    Airdate: 3/18/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 3810

    OB: 3/30/2011

  • NOVA: Transplanting Hope

    Witness organ transplants as they unfold, and meet patients awaiting lifesaving donations.

    Airdate: 3/25/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4509

    OB: 9/26/2018

  • NOVA: Cuba's Cancer Hope

    When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban doctors were forced to get creative.

    Airdate: 4/1/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4705

    OB: 4/1/2020

  • NOVA: The Truth About Fat

    For generations, fat has been the enemy, and overweight individuals have been stigmatized and shamed.

    Airdate: 4/8/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    NOVA: 4706

    OB: 4/8/2020

  • NOVA: Killer Floods

    Scientists uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that ripped through ancient landscapes. 

    Airdate: 4/22/2020

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    NOVA: 4418

    OB: 11/8/2017

  • NOVA: Poisoned Water

    NOVA investigates the water disaster in Flint and unravels a disturing truth about the vulnerablilities of water systems across the country.

    Airdate: 4/29/2020

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    NOVA: 4410

    OB: 5/31/2017

    Online Premiere 6/1/2017

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