Ed Reitan's Color Television History
The Following Program is Brought to You
in Living Color by
Edwin Howard Reitan, Jr.
[the web site for the history of early color television]
- The Day a Colorful World, Turned Crystal Clear - October 29, 1998, The First Coast to Coast HDTV Network Telecast, as seen at KTLA
- CBS Field-Sequential Camera and Receiver Development
- RCA Labs Simultaneous and Dot Sequential Color System Development, (detailed)
- RCA Labs Developmental Color Television Receivers, (detailed)
- CTI Line-Sequential Color System
- The 1949-1950 FCC Hearings on Color Television
- The Progress of the National Television System Committee (NTSC), (detailed)
- Color CRT Development - RCA, CBS Colortron, Philco Apple, GE Focus Grill, Lawrence Chromatron
- Early NBC Color Kinescope Recording
- RCA's Pioneering Development of Color Video Tape Recording
- Restoring the Earliest Surviving Color Video Tapes - "An Evening with Fred Astaire " (October 17, 1958) and Eisenhower's Dedication of WRC-TV, Washington (May 22, 1958)
- Preserving the History of Television at UCLA - The Collection of Television Technology and Design (- a reprint of my IEEE paper)
All text within this site is Copyright 1997-2002, 2004-2006 by E.H. Reitan, Jr.
All logos and photographs herein are trademarked/copyrighted with their respective corporations/owners, and are used herein for demonstration purposes only.
This site is maintained by Ed Reitan.
This site is work in progress and an excerpted version of what was planned as a future paper book version. The book was to have extensive full-color photographs and technical information on each topic.
- However, I have had no great number of publishers offering large $$$ advances breaking down my door. Instead, I may offer a CDROM which has the additional coverage and hi-resolution photos. I would like your opinions of the interest in such an approach. Please contact the author at the email address above.