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Early Color Television

Magazine and Newspaper Articles

Pre-NTSC Systems


New York Times articles

2 Concerns Offer TV Color Service Color Television - National Radio News Inside the New Color TV Sets
Advance in Color TV Displayed by CBS Color Television Today NRI 1941 article about color television
Amateurs Shoot Color TV Color TV: Almost, But Not Quite New Television System Transmits Images in Full Color
Bendix Pitch Dubious Help to TV Color Color TV Demonstrations Reveal Engineering Progress Proceedings of the IEEE in 1999
Billboard Articles - CBS Color Decision Oct. 21, 1950 Colour TV Goes Public Quick Magazine
CBS - first New York demonstration of color television Color's Here, by Godfrey Rainbow on the TV Screen
CBS Color-TV Receivers Consumer Reports Supports CBS System Surgery in Color Television
CBS magazine and newspaper ads DeForest 1941 article about color TV Synchronizing the Color Wheel
CBS Makes Live Pick-Up in Color Television DuMont Sued - Patent Infringement Charges by CBS Television - Color and Big Screens Open New Horizons
CBS newspaper articles from Steve Dichter DuMont Answer to CBS Lawsuit Television in Color
CBS Will Carry Horse Races Electronic Color Television Television Today
Color Sets - Makers Slow to Apply With NPA Electronic Color Television is Here Urges FCC to Okay Color Tele Now
Color Television - by Robert Ehrlich Football is Telecast Using CBS Color TV Video Reporter
Color Television (Radio-Craft article) Full Color Television What Color Does To TV
Color Television (Service article) Full Color Tubes for TV What's Cooking in Color TV
Color Television Comes True Gray Research Monitor Article Wheel Weaves Colors Together for Television
Color Television Demonstrated Here's Your Color TV You'll Get Color TV Sooner than you Think
Color Television Exhibited to IRE Hint No Freeze-End Before Color-TV  
Color Television Here Home made color converters  

NTSC System


Topps Trading Card

New York Times articles

ABCs of Color Television Don't Be Afraid of Color TV RCA and NBC Petition FCC to Adopt Standards
Broadcast News Color Television Issue Editorials on Color TV RCA Begins Production of Color TV Sets
Color Outlook Next Year Experimental British color set RCA 21 Inch Color TV in Production
Color Sales Up, But Below Hopes FCC Approval of Color Standards Report on Color TV
Color TV Exhibits Signs of Maturing Few Will See Servicing Color TV Now
Color TV - Is It Worth the Money? How Color Television Works Some TV Firms Buying RCA 21-Inch Color Sets
Color TV program schedules How They Crowd Colors into TV Channels Stations Broadcasting Rose Bowl Parade
Color Television is Here How They Paint Color TV Pictures Technician and Circuit Digests
Color Television - Its Status Today How You'll Get TV Colorcasts Who'll Buy a Triumph
Color Television - Past, Present, Future Installing a Color Picture Tube Who Invented Color Television?
Color TV for Everybody: A Timetable Most Makers Hold Hue Set Production Zenith 1954 rectangular color CRT
Coming Out of Color NBC Hatches Rainbow of Color 1st Big Color Push Seen in '56 Last Half
Consumer Reports - June, 1954 about CT-100 NBC 1962-63 color schedule  
Consumer Reports - April, 1954 Newspaper articles about the NTSC system  

The CBS/RCA Color War

Color Television? The Color War Your Stake in the Color Decision
Message to RCA Distributors TV Color Controversy  
Spot Radio News Two Systems of Color Television  

General Articles

Spectratac color converter Wayne Bretl's articles
New York Times color articles