Everyday Edisons: I Just Know I’m An Everyday Edison!
Airs Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, July 8, 2011
"Everyday Edisons" follows 10 inventors — selected from thousands of hopefuls — as their original ideas evolve from sketches on a napkin into retail products stocked on store shelves. The reality series affords viewers a firsthand look at the complex product-development process through the eyes of an expert team of industrial designers and engineers, advertising and branding pros, web designers and salespeople.
Inspired to discover the "Everyday Edison" in you? Use these resources to find a local inventor group in your area and get involved!
"Everyday Edisons" travels the country for exclusive interviews with leaders from the United States Patent & Trademark Office; high-level executives from Amazon, Dyson and more; and even the inventor of Twister or editors from mainstream national media.
In this episode, thousands of people from around the world pitched their ideas to our panel of judges at five casting calls held around the United States. In Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Providence and San Jose, lines of anxious inventors wrapped around convention centers hoping for their chance to become an ‘Everyday Edison.’
Our cameras caught all the excitement and drama from each "Everyday Edisons" casting call held across the country, giving viewers a backstage pass to nervous inventors just before they made their pitch. And when the casting dust settled, our viewers will meet five of the nine inventors for this season of "Everyday Edisons," hear what inspired them and learn just why our judges were impressed.
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