COMMUNICATIONS: A Little Opium

Both CBS and RCA have been waiting more than a month for the Federal Communications Commission to decide whether it will authorize color television. This week CBS gave FCC a nudge, announced that it will offer color television for industrial and scientific uses, over closed telephone lines which are not involved in the color decision.

CBS made a deal with Remington Rand to build and sell the camera-and-receiver TV unit. Expected cost: about $20,000.* CBS thought that medical groups, which for some time now have been viewing operations in color TV, would be the likeliest customers. CBS and Rand hope...

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