Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Happy 60th Birthday, Color TV: 1951 -2011
Color TV: "The fabric of the rainbow riding piggyback on an invisible stream of electrons."
According to this website, this week marks the 60th birthday of color TV, although other sources report that color broadcasts actually started on June 25, 1951 on CBS.
In 1956, RCA prepared the video above titled "The Story of Color Television," with this commentary:
"The world of color - color captivates attention and brings the beauty of creation close to home. Color transforms the commonplace into the beautiful, it makes the humdrum memorable. Color, the fabric of the rainbow riding piggyback on an invisible stream of electrons."