Radio: Color Blind

As he skillfully delivered an eight-pound baby at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. George L. Hoffman declared: "Color television is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."

In a conference room four floors below, the 60 medicos and reporters who had just watched (on three TV screens) a full-color reproduction of Hoffman's technique were inclined to agree with him. So, apparently, was the Federal Communications Commission. Last week in Washington, the FCC announced that color television would be licensed just as soon as the color image can be received "satisfactorily" by ordinary black & white sets "with...

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