Radio: Color Climax

In Manhattan, a salesman earnestly buttonholed a doubtful customer. "They'll never lick this thing," he cried. "It's too big. With Marshall Plan and arms for Europe, and if we should have another war—God forbid—who knows when there'll be color television? Better take this set right now . . ." In Washington, another dealer moaned: "Yesterday I sold exactly one receiver. Normally, I'd get rid of 30 to 50 in one day." Across the nation, other TV dealers gloomily surveyed piles of canceled orders. Manufacturers, with TV sets in their warehouses, gritted their teeth.

For the industry, it was the most confused day...

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