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Charles Harding

The telecast done by CBS on November 3, 1956 was in fact telecast in color, despite the fact that CBS was a bit cool to the use of the RCA/NBC/Sarnoff-backed NTSC compatible color system. I watched it that year on a 21-inch RCA Model 21CT55 21-inch receiver, which I found fascinating. I was living in Columbus, Ohio at the time and the program was broadcast on its CBS affiliate, WBNS-TV Channel 10 (which still is to date). The station has been a pioneer in new technologies, in that it broadcast the CBS field-sequential color (not black-and-white-compatible) programs in 1951 and pioneered local broadcasting of the ATSC high-definition broadcast system that we have today.


Thank you Charles - so much for me getting my information from Wikipedia! That's so cool that you experienced the first telecast. Your recollection certainly enhances this post.

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