Here's an Idea!

Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 17:00

Do you have some imagination? What about junk; got any of that? Thomas Edison said you need both to be an inventor. And Tom could speak with authority about switching on innovation's light bulb.

Find out who today's inventors are and which devices will be changing the way we live. Also, why leave it to the pros? The Maker Faire proves that tinkering in the garage is alive, well, and guaranteed to impress the neighbors.

Plus, from the Model T to Kitty Hawk: how 1908 changed the way we move. And, why the effort to build a better banana may drive the yellow fruit to extinction.


  • Dan Koeppel - and author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World
  • Jim Rasenberger - Author of America 1908: The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, The Invention of the Model T, and the Making of the Modern Nation
  • Mike Haney - Executive Editor for Popular Science. The Invention Awards are in the June 2008 issue