Color TV's 50th Anniversary
New Technology Transforms Home Entertainment, Then and Now
Fifty years ago today, the first color TV sets made for consumers started rolling off the assembly line. Because they were initially too expensive and there was little color programming available, it took more than a decade for color television to become a household fixture.
NPR's Lynn Neary reports on the early days of color TV, and the way today's new technology -- from HDTV to TiVo -- is similarly transforming home entertainment.
A 1958 NBC Color
Early Network TV Color Logos
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