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The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation

Spring 2019 Television
Ages: 13 - 16 yrs.
Rating: TV G

Henry Ford was an innovator. The creator of the first gasoline-powered horseless carriage and Ford Motor Co., along with the Model T car, is a well-known figure in history. Now, The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation highlights budding Henry Fords who will inspire, entertain and educate anyone who tunes in to the weekly Saturday morning TV show.

Curiosity, determination and STEM skills are brimming in every episode. An engineer uses rocket fluid to create a 3D interactive piece of magnetic art. A Purdue University student invents a new app for more accurately diagnosing concussions. A London inventor creates a tree-planting drone.

Host Mo Rocco brings a lot of enthusiasm as he promises viewers, "You are about to get smarter!" or "You are about to get propelled!" And you will be smarter after watching the segments that focus on inventions in progress around the globe, along with historic tidbits, such as how and why was the lint roller invented or what is a lathe good for, anyway?

Rocco also takes a minute to check out new exhibits at the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The show is an obvious ad for the museum, but the engineering visionaries and their incredible inventions are what viewers will remember most.

Ann Oldenburg   ©2019 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, assistant director of the journalism program at Georgetown University, began her career at The Washington Post and went on to spend more than two decades with USA Today, where she covered pop culture topics. She and her husband have three sons and live in McLean, Virginia.

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