Radio & TV: Color Riddle

In New York last Week, early morning televiewers who happened to tune in NBC-TV were surprised to find, instead of the usual test pattern, a strange series of vertical bands. Soon these changed to still pictures of London's Houses of Parliament and a landscape, then to a live model who moved little more than her eyelashes. The continuous tone signal accompanying the pictures was finally broken by an announcer. Casually, he explained that the testing period was being devoted to "experiment with and development of the compatible, all-electronic RCA color television system."

The experiment was a further bit of proof that RCA's...

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