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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. 


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.


  • 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)