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Friday October 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
NARRATOR: Three months after the tsunami, what have we learned about this catastrophe? Why did it occur? And will we be better prepared the next time? Wave that Shook the World, right now on NOVA. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the Park Foundation. Dedicated to education and quality television. Better science makes better innovation a possibility. Better innovation makes communication a reality. Sprint. Making communication better. Sprint is a continuing proud sponsor of NOVA. And by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by contributions to your PBS station from viewer ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
NARRATOR: For more than twenty years, Concorde battled environmental protesters, commercial rivals, and political opposition. Concorde overcame them all with its magnificent design, faster-than-a-bullet speed, loyal fans, and reputation for comfort and safety. But all this could not keep the dream alive forever. Supersonic Dream, up next on NOVA. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the Park Foundation, dedicated to education and quality television. Science: it's given us the framework to help make wireless communications clear. Sprint is proud to support NOVA. We see one small st ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. NOVA investigates the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail? In additi ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
NARRATOR: Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls: these ancient wonders show how nature's forces have shaped the face of our planet on a vast timescale, how great landmarks are the work of millions of years of slow, imperceptible erosion by wind and water. But here, across 16,000 square miles of Washington State, abrupt rips and scars in the landscape defy this explanation. What could have formed these tall canyons and immense dry waterfalls? What could have gouged out these gigantic potholes? Whatever happened, the forces unleashed here created one of the Earth's most enigmatic l ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: Hello, I'm Neil deGrasse Tyson, your host for NOVA scienceNOW. We all know that Earth is brimming with life, all kinds of life, as it has been for most of the last 600 million years. But every now and then, something happens. Earth becomes a very unfriendly place, and most life can't survive. It's called mass extinction. We know it's happened over and over again, in the deep past, but we don't always know why. In a remote Nevada desert, a team of investigators is trying to solve an old murder mystery. SAM BOWRING OFF CAMERA: So yeah, this looks good. NEIL DEGRA ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
ROBERT KRULWICH: Hi. I'm Robert Krulwich, and the show you are about to see is something new that we're adding to NOVA. This is an experiment. We cover breaking science, science that's right out of the lab, science that sometimes bumps up against politics, art, culture. You're going see several stories in each show, and we're going to do several shows each year. And because we're new, we have a, well, sort of a new name. We call ourselves NOVA scienceNOW. What explains this terror, this pain, this joy when people watch football on TV? Tonight we discover a circuit in our brains that sugg ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
NARRATOR: It's early May, and an ugly storm is bearing down on Oklahoma City. In times like these, people turn to their TV weather forecasters, especially local legend Gary England. From the control room, Gary watches in horror, as the heavy, roiling atmosphere cooks up a deadly surprise. GARY ENGLAND (KWTV, Oklahoma City) : Priority One! Priority One! Tornado warning for the... area. Get Bobby on... NARRATOR: This isn't just any tornado. It's one of the most violent and destructive forces of nature: a supertwister. GARY ENGLAND: This is a major tornado. Wind speeds? We don't know. ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Speaker 1: (00:01) Please welcome to speak to us the funniest man on earth. A performer of legendary comic genius, a children’s book author of profound depth, an individual of enormous compassion who is doing so much to make our world a better place. The great Jim Carrey. Jim Carrey : (00:26) Thank you. What are you sitting down for? I was going to milk that for a while. You guys can stretch that out in post, right? Can make that longer in the edit. Thank you, Bevin. Thank you all. [foreign language 00:01:13]. Jim Carrey : (01:19) I brought one of my paintings to show you today. I hop ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Speaker 1: (04:42) Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Barack Obama: (04:48) Hello, Chicago. It’s good to be home. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Barack Obama: (05:17) Thank you so much, thank you, thank you. Thank you. It’s good to be home. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thanks. All right, everybody sit down. Barack Obama: (05:22) We’re on live TV here, I’ve got to move. Come on. Barack Obama: (07:07) You can tell that I’m a lame duck, because nobody’s following instructions. Everybod ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Bill Gates: (00:07) When I was a kid, the disaster we worried about most was a nuclear war. That’s why we had a barrel like this down in our basement, filled with cans of food and water. When the nuclear attack came, we were supposed to go downstairs, hunker down, and eat out of that barrel. Today, the greatest risk of global catastrophe doesn’t look like this. Instead, it looks like this. If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes. Bill Gates: (01:03) Now, part of the rea ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Speaker 2: (00:08) Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Stanford University provost, Persis Drell. Persis Drell: (00:24) Good evening. Good evening. It is my very great pleasure to welcome you to Memorial Church for this year’s Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life. Tonight, we are deeply honored to have as our speaker, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Persis Drell: (00:55) This event, as you may know, has a rich history at Stanford. It originated in a lecture that Henry Rathbun, a Stanford law professor in the 1930s through the 1950s, d ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Matthew McConaughey: (00:00) Oh, look at that. It worked. Electrickery. Success. A green light. This is my first time hosting an IG live. Thanks for everybody for being here. I’m going to do a few things. [inaudible 00:00:14] We’re going to have a great talk. Where we got those. Aha. Here’s my… Waiting for… Help everyone’s going good out there, taking care of yourself and your loved ones as much as possible. Crazy times, huh? Yeah, I hear ya. There he is. Dr. Fauci. Thank you for being here today with me. Dr. Anthony Fauci: (00:50) My pleasure, Mr. McConaughey. Thank you for having me. ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Stephen Fry: I know people talk to you about all the same things but one of the things I just wanted to talk to you about, because it’s so obvious coming here, is the thing I think that you always say is most important to you, which is the fans, and they’re all outside and I gather you took them out some hot chocolate? Lady Gaga: Actually, well, I sent them hot chocolate yesterday and macaroons, and then today I had press all day and I felt bad because I usually would leave the hotel and I would go to say “hi” but I knew that I wouldn’t have time and they’d be waiting all day, so I just wen ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
CJAD: Well, depending upon which period you are a fan of STAR TREK we have on the line with us either the helmsman of the Enterprise, or the Captain of the Excelsior. On the line with us is George Takei who is Mr. Sulu on STAR TREK. Hello there, sir. GEORGE: Hello, how are you? CJAD: I'm fine and you? GEORGE: Just great. Well actually not so great. I picked up a Canadian cold while doing my book tour in Vancouver, so I'm nursing a Vancouver Canadian cold. CJAD: You're coming back to Canada again on Wednesday. GEORGE: Back and forth. I've been in Florida, so going from the hot an ...
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Sunday October 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
CJAD: The one thing I'd like to start off with is the fact that you have had an interesting career where you have had the chance to do both comedy and drama, in some cases with the same character. That doesn't happen very often. How do you answer to the fact that you have quite a rarity happen in your career this way? ED: I guess I'm schizoid! (laughter). Looking to be who I am, which a great number of actors are, of course. I avoided comedy when I first came to California. The way to be discovered in those days, was to guest star on an hour drama show and become the next leading man, or wh ...
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Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
NARRATOR: Blinded by thick fog, two fully loaded 747s race towards disaster. ROBERT BRAGG (Pan Am Flight 1736 First Officer/Survivor): Get off! Get off! Get off! NARRATOR: In 1977, the worst accident in aviation history killed nearly 600 people. KAREN ANDERSON (Pan Am Flight 1736 Passenger/Survivor): It was a survival mode that kicked in, and it was just, "get out of that airplane." KLAAS MEURS (KLM Flight 4805 Co-Pilot/From Flight Voice Recorder): And we're now... CAPTAIN JACOB VAN ZANTEN (KLM Flight 4805 Pilot/From Flight Voice Recorder): We're going... NARRATOR: Blamed on ...
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Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Every day more than four million people fly on commercial airlines worldwide—each year, 1.7 billion people on 25 million flights. Flying is the safest means of public transportation. Accidents are rare, but when they happen they can be catastrophic. That was the case on September 2, 1998. Swissair Flight 111 flying from New York to Geneva slammed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia with 229 people aboard. Upon impact, the plane was shattered into millions of pieces and spread across the bottom of the sea. Story 17 of 33

Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
NARRATOR: During the following program, look for NOVA's Web markers which lead you to more information at our Web site. Tonight on NOVA, it strikes with fury, with the energy of half a million hydrogen bombs creating chaos across the globe. ______: None of the forecast models predicted how huge it would be. NARRATOR: Now, scientists confront the weather monster head-on. Can we predict the next onslaught? How hard will it hit? Chasing El Niño. MUSIC SPONSOR: Major funding for NOVA is provided by the Parke Foundation dedicated to education and quality television. SPONSOR: This ...
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Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
NARRATOR: In the heart of New York, one of the city's most valuable pieces of real estate has stood empty for years. There are plans to build anew, but the cranes stand idle, as if wary of the ghosts that will haunt this place forever. More than 2,700 people perished on September 11, 2001, with the unthinkable destruction of New York's largest buildings. Once a towering icon of American economic might, the World Trade Center will now and forever symbolize that terrible day, when the nation awoke to a horrific attack by a ruthless enemy. As Chief Engineer of the World Trade Center, Leslie ...
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Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 363
Welcome to the future. PBS digital. NARRATOR: It was the most ambitious expedition of its day. One of Britain's most renowned explorers, Sir John Franklin, and 133 officers and crew set off to conquer the most perilous waterway in the world. Their mission: to be the first to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific through Canada's icy Northwest Passage. FRANCIS SPUFFORD: It felt as if it was the domain of death, the far limits of what humans could do. NARRATOR: This was the holy grail of Arctic exploration and it should have been the British Navy's ultimate achievement. But instea ...
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