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_NOVA_: "Why the Towers Fell"

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jack Briggs, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    The Public Broadcasting System consistently produces the finest programming on all of television. And, to this day, NOVA is consistently the finest science program ever to grace the tube.

    So it is with sober confidence that I can recommend this evening's installment: "Why the Towers Fell," which, of course, is a serious examination of what is now known about the World Trade Center disaster.

    Rest assured that because it is NOVA the program will be in-depth, probing, and non-sensationalistic.

    Check your local listings, as this strikes me as don't-miss programming.
     
  2. Michael*K

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    I agree, Jack. Nova broadcasts episodes of consistently high quality. Tonight's episode is a must-see. Here's a review of the show in today's Chicago Tribune by their architectural critic, Blair Kamin:

     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Thank you for that post, Michael. The review raises my anticipation levels.
     
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    Three hours of PBS tonight, not very often that happens (Nova followed by "Frontier House")!

    /Mike
     
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    Is this the same program that ran on the Discovery channel a few weeks ago?
     
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    Just finished watching it. Thanks so much for the heads up, Jack. Utterly riveting for any engineer (such as myself). The emotion in the face of Leslie Robertson, chief structural engineer on the WTC, said volumes. What agony for that man to have to see Ground Zero from his office.
     
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    Missed Nova again. And I saw the show on the destruction of the federal building in Oklahoma City. Maybe they will rerun on Thursday. I did see Frontier House.

    The only problem with PBS is they don't seem to rerun Nova enough.
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    Don't know the sitch up in Boise, Ashley, but here the program repeats on Saturdays. That, of course, is a KCET-Los Angeles policy.

    I just saw the NOVA entry. Easily, the finest telecast I have seen to date about this international tragedy.

    It is without question "don't-miss" television. Seriously. Watch it.
     
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    Would anyone be able to put a copy of it on tape and post it to Ireland? I'll cover any costs involved...
    If anybody can do this it would be appreciated.
    Adrian
    [email protected]
     
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    For some reason, it didn't air in Chicago. I double-checked my Tivo and apparently it will be on tonight and repeated tomorrow. PBS aired Frontier House yesterday instead of Nova.
     
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    Brian, the show wasn't originally in this week's television listings. Because of the article in the Trib yesterday, I checked WTTW's website and it was listed. It was on at 10:00 p.m. last night and airs again tomorrow (Thursday) at 8:00 p.m.
     
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    Inexplicably this was not on here. We got a local show about gardening and then frontier house. The good thing is I discovered this increadible program about people living on a pretend frontier. Fascinating. But what a disapointment to not see the towers program.
     
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    It was on last night here in Sacramento. Great show! Apparently they've learned a lot more since the Discovery Channel show from a couple months ago.

    I hope everyone who missed it eventually gets a chance to see it.
     
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    I missed the last half-hour of this program (stupid VCR!) but I received the DVD just a couple of days ago from Amazon.

    It's an excellent presentation and well worth watching. I like collecting well-made documentaries like this. I recommend it if you missed the original airing...

    (For those who want to know, the extras include a letter from the producer and the FEMA report on the disaster. Also, the disc is non-anamorphic but is at least OAR.)
     

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