Compatible Colour Broadcasting Begins

January 1, 1954

The first national coast-to-coast colour broadcast takes place. The Tournament of Roses Parade from Pasedina, California is broadcast to 21 network stations. There are only 200 RCA electronic colour television sets (model 5-experimental) available to view the show. This is acknowledged as the first day American television officially changes from black and white to colour.


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