Radio: Color Enigma

After eight months of hearings and three more of a process that the bureaucrats call deliberating, the Federal Communications Commission handed down a semifinal decision on color television. Like many FCC decisions, it proved an enigma wrapped in federalese and tied with red tape.

FCC decided it liked the partly mechanical CBS color system better than its all-electronic competitors made by RCA and Color Television, Inc., of California (TIME, Nov. 28 et seq.). But RCA and CTI, or any other hopefuls, were told they still had three more months to prove they could...

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