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Amateur Inventors Unveil New Products

Many people have great ideas for inventions, but they don't do anything about them. A new show on PBS gives these "average Joes" a chance

Amateur Inventors Unveil New Products

Tom Fudge:  The people behind Everyday Edisons say that everyone has a great idea for an invention. Everybody except me, I guess. Maybe you can accuse these folks of overstatement. But you have to admit that they've been very inventive themselves, when it comes to creating a venue for new ideas. 

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Everyday Edisons travels from city to city, inviting regular folks to come in with their ideas for new products. The ideas are analyzed. And feedback is given. It's a bit like an Antiques Road Show for amateur engineering. In fact, the people who's ideas pass muster will appear on a public television show called Everyday Edisons , which comes to San Diego next month.

Public Info: There will be a casting call on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University.

The season premiere of Everyday Edisons takes place on April 29 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS-TV. The series runs on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. thereafter.

Guests

  • Michael Cable, host and co-executive producer of Everyday Edisons , a new show coming to KPBS in April.
  • Louis Foreman, lead judge and co-executive producer of Everyday Edisons .


End Music:
  Around the Corner by Rodney Kendrick Trio, from the album We Don't Die, We Multiply (1997)