Archive for June, 1976

The Case of the Bermuda Triangle

Monday, June 28th, 1976
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The Case of the Bermuda Triangle

Genetic Chance (The)

Monday, June 21st, 1976

Recent scientific developments have made it possible to detect a wide variety of defects in unborn babies. NOVA focuses on the ethical question that must be considered: What defines a defect? Should defective babies be aborted, or should they be allowed to live?

Inside the Shark

Monday, June 14th, 1976

The “Jaws” phenomenon has given sharks a bad name. But is the shark really such a barbarian? NOVA looks at the lifestyle of this remarkable survivor from the days when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

Death of a Disease

Monday, June 7th, 1976

As late as 1967, smallpox struck as many as 15 million people in 43 countries and killed an estimated two or three million. Experts now believe that the disease is on the verge of extinction. NOVA looks at the recent success of the World Health Organization’s program to eradicate this disease, considered a triumph of western-styled medicine.