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Color TV Celebrates 50th, But Viewers Didn't Tune in All at Once (USA Today)

  • , Monday, March 29, 2004 12 AM
On March 25, 1954, Radio Corporation of America (RCA) began making color sets at its Bloomington, Ind., plant. It built 5,000 with 12-inch screens, known as the model CT-100 color receiver. They sold for $1,000 each, astronomical in those days. They didn't get much use that year, because color telecasts were so rare. But the American love affair with the tube had taken a leap forward.

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