THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! Adds 'INNOVATION NATION' to Lineup
CBS announced today that the new series THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION is joining the three-hour Saturday morning block THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC!, which returns for its second season Saturday, Sept. 27 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by CBS SUNDAY MORNING correspondent Mo Rocca, the show will tell the fascinating stories behind the historic innovators of the past and the forward-looking visionaries of today, and the extraordinary talents and dedication required to bring their inventions to life.
"We are extremely proud of our Saturday morning lineup and are thrilled to add a fresh, new, inventive show to the mix of our family-friendly weekend programming," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. "In partnership with Litton and The Henry Ford, INNOVATION NATION is the perfect complement to our strong schedule, sharing the same mission to inspire and educate young people and their families."
"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. "With THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION and our partnership with CBS and Litton Entertainment, we will now be able to share the stories of perseverance, passion and ingenuity that we tell on our campus every day to audiences across the country."
Mo Rocca began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS series "Wishbone." He went on to write for other children's series, including "Pepper Ann" and "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss," a preschool series combining the whimsy of Seuss characters with the magic of Jim Henson puppetry. Mo is the host and creator of the Emmy Award-nominated "My Grandmother's Ravioli" on the Cooking Channel. His work on CBS SUNDAY MORNING covers a range of topics, from the presidency of Millard Fillmore to a profile of hockey great Bobby Orr. Also, Rocca is a frequent panelist on NPR's weekly quiz show "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" and he spent four seasons as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and four seasons as a correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION exemplifies Litton's core mission of 'co-viewing,' a television show that will inspire young people to open their eyes and minds to becoming innovators in their own communities," commented Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment.
Following is "The CBS Dream Team, It's Epic!" Saturday morning lineup for the 2014-2015 season. The block is FCC educational/informational compliant, targeted to 13- to 16-year-olds and appealing to all viewers. The schedule's day and time may differ market-to-market.