TV Shows - Makers, Problem Solvers, and Innovators

Goals

To continue filling in the attached spreadsheet and find additional television shows that deal with makers, problem solvers, and innovators. For each show, provide 1) its name, 2) its network, 3) its country of origin, and 4) a brief 1-2 sentence description. Include as many non-english-speaking programs as possible. Specifically try to find shows in Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, and/or Arabic. In particular, try to find shows that focus on disabilities, the environment, or social impact. Do not include cooking shows or programs about general innovation. DIY, makers, and open-source culture shows are acceptable. Geographic scope is global. In addition, continue filling in the blank spaces in the spreadsheet with the info provided here.

Early Findings

During this hour of research, we were able to find six additional television shows that meet the requested criteria and organized our findings in the attached spreadsheet beginning with row 35. We also filled in a few more of the blank spaces using the information from this spreadsheet.

Additional TV Shows about Makers, Problem Solvers, or Innovators

  • The Vanilla Ice Project
  • Texas Trocas
  • Zuhause im Glück – Unser Einzug in ein neues Leben
  • Dom-2
  • Äntligen hemma
  • Grand Designs

Proposed next steps:

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We suggest continuing with our current research path to find 24-30 additional television shows that deal with makers, problem solvers, or innovators and include them in the spreadsheet beginning with row 41. For each TV show, we would provide 1) its name, 2) its network, 3) its country of origin, and 4) a brief 1-2 sentence description. We would list our sources in column E. We could focus on non-English-speaking shows wherever possible and specifically try to find shows in Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, and/or Arabic. We could also try to find shows that focus on disabilities, the environment, or social impact. We will not include cooking shows or programs about general innovation, though DIY, makers, and open-source culture shows would be acceptable. In addition, we'll continue filling in the blank spaces in our spreadsheet with the info that you provided in yours.
In addition, we could identify 2-3 recent or emerging trends related to TV shows about makers, problem solvers, and innovators. For each trend, we could 1) describe what it is, 2) explain what is driving it, and 3) provide 2-3 examples of television shows that are using it. Our geographic scope would be global.