Archive for March, 1977

Wolf Equation (The)

Thursday, March 31st, 1977

In the winter of 1976-77, 80 percent of the wolf population in Northwest Alaska was the target of aerial hunts. Although the area is roamed by the Western Arctic caribou herds—a natural predator of the wolf—the caribou population has been steadily decreasing in number. NOVA examines how the Dept. of Fish and Game is handling the the problem of wolf control.

Human Animal (The)

Thursday, March 24th, 1977
Harvard UniversityHarvard University

Harvard University
NOVA investigates the controversial theory of Harvard University biologist E.O. Wilson, that many aspects of human behavior are genetically determined.

Gene Engineers (The)

Thursday, March 17th, 1977

genetic engineering
NOVA explores the history of genetic engineering and the possible risks and benefits of this area of research

Pill for the People (The)

Thursday, March 10th, 1977
Russell MarkerRussell Marker

Russell Marker
NOVA profiles chemist Russell Marker who made the birth control pill possible by discovering a synthetic substitute for the hormone progesterone.

Bye Bye Blackbird

Thursday, March 3rd, 1977

NOVA looks at blackbirds, their winter habit of nesting in the millions, and the destruction they do to crops.