Color TV


I was listening to my favorite XM radio channel yesterday as I drove to Sarasota and the DJ was talking about the invention of color TV in 1953. Specifically, he mentioned NBC and the peacock logo, and a promo that said a show was in color but it just started in black and white.

I don’t remember that, nor do I remember when a color TV made its appearance in our house. But I do have vivid memories of visiting our local Sears store and seeing Bonanza come on with Ben Cartwright and his sons riding to the foreground in brilliant color. It was rapture, seeing one of my favorite shows in color. I think my parents had to drag me away from the display.

So, what are your memories of color TV?