Radio: Color Guns

Color Guns Color Guns

By the novel expedient of changing horses in the stretch, Radio Corp. of America made a surprise spurt in the color television sweepstakes.* Abandoning the "dichroic mirror" cathode tube which it had used through the past 3½ months of demonstrations before the Federal Communications Commission, RCA last week unveiled a new, all-electronic, direct-view color tube to some 60 newsmen at an NBC studio in Washington.

Two Types. Staring at three TV sets, the newsmen watched a program of Latin American singers and dancers broadcast from the Wardman Park Hotel, three miles...

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