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Ed Reitan's Color Television History

Color Line

Broadcasting Magazine

January 11, 1954

Color TV Showings Attract Wide Play

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Stations, networks and manufacturers started 1954 by giving a number of color tv demonstrations. Along the many: ....

Meanwhile, reports continued to be received on station activities during the NBC-TV telecast of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade.

WOW-TV Omaha had an audience of 300 prominent local and regional guests viewing four RCA Victor color sets in the main ballroom of the Hotel Paxton. Midwest's reaction to color tv was summed up by Omaha Mayor Glenn Cunningham, who said that it was the "most amazing thing I've ever witnessed."

Among the guests were Meredith Publishing Co. executives E.T Meredith, Jr, Payson Hall and Howard Stalmaker. The latter two are director and assistant director of radio and tv for the magazine publishing company. Meredith owns WOW-AM-TV Omaha, WHEN (TV) Syracuse, KMBC-AM-FM-TV Kansas City and KPHO-AM-TV Phoenix.

(includes photo of Glenn Cunningham, Omaha Mayor, shaking hands with Lyle DeMoss, Assistant General Manager of WOW-TV)

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