TV Shows - Makers, Problem Solvers, and Innovators

Goals

To find additional television shows that deal with makers, problem solvers, or innovators and include them in the attached spreadsheet. For each TV show, provide 1) its name, 2) its network, 3) its country of origin, and 4) a brief 1-2 sentence description. Focus on non-English-speaking shows wherever possible and specifically try to find shows in Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, and/or Arabic. Also, try to find shows that focus on disabilities, the environment, or social impact. Do not include cooking shows or programs about general innovation, though DIY, makers, and open-source culture shows would be acceptable. In addition, continue filling in the blank spaces in our spreadsheet with the information 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 43. 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

  • Projeto Fashion
  • Fab 5
  • The Block
  • Code: Secret Room
  • Vat Jou Goed en Trek!
  • Doing DaVinci

Proposed next steps:

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We suggest continuing with our current research path to find 16-20 additional television shows that deal with makers, problem solvers, or innovators and include them in the spreadsheet beginning with row 49. 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 turn to resources like media publications and social media to provide 4-6 insights that highlight what viewers are saying about these shows. For each insight, we 1) describe what it is, 2) explain why it's relevant, and 3) provide 2-3 specific quotes or comments to support it.