Henry Ford’s Nation of Innovation, an educational/informational program hosted by Mo Rocca, marks its 200th episode on April 30. The show tells the stories of innovators in American history. Hearst Media Production Group produces Henry Ford’s Nation of Innovation.
The program will feature special content on its social media channels to celebrate this milestone, pulling highlights from its 199 episodes.
Rocca is a correspondent on CBS Sunday morning. Innovation Nation is part of CBS’ “The Dream Team” Saturday morning lineup, which targets younger viewers.
The show “tells the compelling stories behind the innovators throughout our history, the forward-looking visionaries of today, and the extraordinary talents and dedication required to bring their inventions to life,” according to Hearst. Media Production Group (HMPG).
“Over the years, Innovation Nation provided crucial early exposure to technological innovations that have become essential tools in our daily lives,” said Bryan Curb, executive vice president and general manager, education/information (E/I), HMPG. “Henry Ford, CBS and Mo Rocca have been excellent partners on this highly honored and successful program.”
Innovation Nation averages nearly 1.2 million weekly viewers. Season nine begins in the fall. Alie Ward and Albert Lawrence are correspondents.
“It’s just wonderful, in this very turbulent time for the media, to have a show that has such a strong fan base and such a strong premise,” Rocca said in an interview. “I feel very stable in this role with this show in a business that is far from stable.”
Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford includes the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and the Benson Ford Research Center.
“We continue to be so proud of this series and the impact it has had on the millions of people who tune in to it,” said Patricia Mooradian, President and CEO of The Henry Ford. “We are thrilled to be on this journey and celebrate 200 episodes with our partners at HMPG.” ■