Where Would We Be Without The Miracle of Color Television?

As we get ready to bid farewell to broadcast television as we know it and prepare for our new digital overlord's arrival on February 17, let's take a peek at a past television technology when it was all shiny and new. In the early 1960s, RCA produced a promo film that, in this clip, used very simple animation, shots of fruit baskets and beauty queens, as well as a bunch of hyperbole to explain, among other things, why the "miracle of compatibility" meant you could watch all your favorite black and white shows on your new color set.

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CSX321
CSX321

Neat. I'm old enough that I remember getting our first color TV. It was probably about 1975, and was one of the huge (at the time) Magnavox color console TVs.

But then I also remember when my grandparents first got an indoor toilet, which was around the same time.