Radio: The Non-Compatible Blues

Color TV is ready for public use, trumpeted Colorado's Democratic Senator Edwin C. Johnson last week, but "powerful interests" (i.e., set manufacturers) are delaying it until the market is saturated with black & white receivers. Before Johnson could draw breath, both CBS and RCA were making their answers. RCA's David Sarnoff said that his company was doing "everything we know how to advance color TV for the home . . . I don't know to whom Senator Johnson refers . . ." Added CBS, whose noncompatible* system was approved by FCC 2½ years ago...

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