April 05, 2006 11:02 PM by Joe Blackmon
The nationwide search for America’s next big invention continues with open casting calls in our nations’ capital, Washington DC, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thousands of inventors, tinkerers and entrepreneurs of all ages applied. Viewers will see inventions ranging from the hilarious to the tragic, and inventors from the passionate to the downright crazy.
Some highlights include a man who was inspired by his son — who suffers from hemophilia — to invent protective gear so that he can safely play baseball; a couple from San Francisco who invented "therapy in a bubble"; plus the judges meet a single dad so committed to his invention that he donated a kidney for karma.
"American Inventor," the embodiment of the ultimate American dream from Simon Cowell and the producers of "American Idol," airs THURSDAY, APRIL 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.