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. 

Season 7

EPISODE 1

DRONE SWARMS

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.

EPISODE 4

PERSONAL SATELLITES

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.

EPISODE 7

BEEHIVES

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.

EPISODE 9

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.

EPISODE 2

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.

EPISODE 5

CONNECTED THERMOMETER

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.

EPISODE 8

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.

EPISODE 3

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.

EPISODE 6

ALARM PODS

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.

EPISODE 9

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.

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