September 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm

The Henry Ford is home for national TV show celebrating inventors

The Henry Ford, the museum founded by one of the 20th’s century’s most influential innovators, will be home base for a national television show celebrating inventors both past and present.

The show called “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation” launches Sept. 27 on CBS as part of its Saturday morning lineup, according to a press release issued Thursday. A specific time wasn’t released.

The show will be hosted by Mo Rocca, a correspondent for “CBS News Sunday Morning,” and will tell “fascinating stories about the world’s greatest inventions,” according to a video trailer released Thursday. The Henry Ford in Dearborn will be the base of the show, according to the release, and the institution’s vast collection of historical objects will be highlighted.

The Dearborn institution began as Henry Ford's personal collection. Ford was founder of the Ford Motor Co. and his innovations in assembly line production made cars affordable to a wide swath of the population. The sprawling Dearborn facility contains antique machinery, pop culture items, automobiles, trains and other artifacts such as the lab where Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric lamp.

More than 1.6 million visit annually one of The Henry Ford’s five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, the Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre.

"It has always been our vision at The Henry Ford to become a national force for fueling the spirit of American innovation and inspire those inventors, innovators and makers of tomorrow," said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, in a press release.

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