Color v. Black & White

CBS claimed another triumph last week: network color television had been tested and proved. Using the Bell System coaxial cable, CBS had broadcast a Technicolor movie short and color slides from Manhattan to Washington (225 miles) and return.

Since the first unveiling of CBS discoveries in the field of color (TIME, Feb. 11), rival networks and laboratories had voiced many a skeptical humph. According to them, color was a good five years off, and the best that television could do now was black & white. A fortnight ago, Allen B. Du Mont, pioneer television promoter, warned: ". . . color television for...

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