The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca is a live action, half hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Hosted by news correspondent and CBS Sunday Morning regular Mo Rocca, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca is a weekly Saturday morning show on CBS that showcases present-day change-makers from all over the world who are creating solutions to real needs. The intent is to stimulate curiosity and to inspire audiences with entertaining yet educational stories about yesterday and today’s visionaries and turning points that changed the course of history, as well as innovations and inventions that are changing the world today.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: Synchronized drones with lights are taking the place of fireworks. Robotic lawn mower cuts your grass on its own. Two fathers who invented a kids car seat that fits in a small pouch. And, when the circus took to the sky with Barnstorming Flyers.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: Tiny satellites that you can control. The highest tech vending machines. Your TV training of your dog while you’re not home. And, the history of one of the most expensive cars built.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: The motorized surfboard fin. A super absorbent sponge to keep construction going after rainstorms. Glasses that monitor your health. And, the history of beehives and harvesting honey.
QUICK GUITAR LEARNING
Host Mo Rocca shows us: The device to quickly teach you how to play the guitar. A drone-less way to take aerial photos. The backpack that displays messages. And, how early tech hacks led to new innovations.
AI DRONE RACING
Host Mo Rocca shows us: How artificial intelligence is taking over drone racing. Purses and totes made from old highway billboards. Looking back at our past innovators. And, how cookbooks changed the culinary world.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: The reinventing of the wheel. A backpack that floats on your back. Creating plastic from fish scales. And, a look at the testing the Wright Brothers did before creating manned flight.
SUPER ADOBE HOMES
Host Mo Rocca shows us: The innovation of beautiful homes made of earth. Opening your front door with a touch. Highway guard rails that roll away crashes. And, historic women inventors.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: The fever thermometer predicting disease hot spots. The sliding dog patio door. Replace tissue with a cloth handkerchief dispenser. And, the history of reliable voting.
MOTORCYCLE BODY AIRBAG
Host Mo Rocca shows us: The body airbag for motorcycle safety. The sleep/wake system that uses colored light to help you rest. The handheld mini-printer that prints with a swipe. And, the history of the telephone.
MOTOR BODY BOARDS
Host Mo Rocca shows us: A motorized bodyboard for watersports. Saving your leftovers with reusable pinch top bags. Matching paint color with a high tech sensor. And the history of encyclopedias.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: Robot Realtors touring homes for sale. A vibrating wristband that helps the hearing impaired understand sounds. 3D printed corneas. And the beginnings of air traffic control.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: A check in with the inventor of the video doorbell with a ring. 3D printers that swarm. The telescope to view stars on your phone. And early forecasting with weathervanes.
HOME WEATHER STATIONS
Host Mo Rocca shows us: Weather stations in your back yard. The oven that keeps food cold until cook time. Keeping your carpets clean without taking off shoes. And, the historic meeting between Thomas Edison and New York politicians to convince them that electricity is the future.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: Tiny alarm pods to protect your valuables. The bathroom scale that checks your balance. Cancelling the noise outside. And, the genius of Nicola Tesla.
SINUS DRAINING DEVICE
Host Mo Rocca shows us: A swimming and walking robot. A device to drain the pain of clogged sinuses. The smartest cutting board for your kitchen. And, the historic innovations of combing raw sheep's wool into thread.
TV DOG TRAINING
Host Mo Rocca shows us: Synchronized drones with lights are taking the place of fireworks. Tiny alarm pods to protect your valuables. Your TV training of your dog while you’re not home. And, the history of beehives and harvesting honey.
Host Mo Rocca shows us: A wearable walkie talkie. An over the top door camera to help secure homes and apartments. A device to clean and recycle used water in the home. And, the history of shoemaking.