About NOVA

  • Posted 08.13.15
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NOVA is the most-watched prime time science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly. Now in its fourth decade of production, the series remains committed to producing in-depth science programming in the form of one-hour documentaries and long-form mini-series, from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world. NOVA is produced by WGBH Boston and airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on most PBS stations. The Director of the WGBH Science Unit and Senior Executive Producer of NOVA is Paula S. Apsell.

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In addition to its weekly television broadcast, NOVA extends its award-winning science reporting both online and in classrooms, producing an extensive list of resources and original content—including short-form videos, science and education blogs—available on our website, pbs.org/nova. These include NOVA Next, NOVA's award-winning digital publication featuring in-depth articles and commentaries from some of the most respected journalists, scientists, and engineers; and NOVA Labs, a groundbreaking new digital platform where "citizen scientists" can actively participate in the scientific process by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use during real-world investigations—from predicting solar storms and designing renewable energy systems to learning cybersecurity strategies. In the classroom, NOVA Education tailors digital resources for STEM educators, and offers a free educator library featuring videos, audio segments, lesson plans, and interactives, all aligned to teaching standards. NOVA is also committed to providing viewers with the latest science news via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, newsletters, and more. 

Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer

Meet NOVA's Senior Executive Producer.

Broadcast and Website Credits

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Learn which broadcast and digital awards NOVA has won since its premiere in 1973.


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