Ed Reitan's Color Television History

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V3.21 01-30-2007


KTLA's 1955 Colorcast of The Tournament of Roses Parade
(clipping of Variety Review)

CBS Color Television System Programming (1951)
(added licensed Time-Life photo)

CBS Color Television System Chronology - a "Magnum Opus"

RCA Models using the CTC10 Chassis has been added to the Receiver Gallery

The Color Pioneers - Local Stations with Early Live Color Capability

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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]

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Feature Attractions:

  • Color Television Bibliography
  • Wanted, Research Materials: Documentation, Equipment, and War Stories
  • What's New - History of the Color Television Web Site
    Rose Parade

    The Day a Black and White World, Changed into Living Color
    January 1, 1954"

    CBS Color TP

    CBS Field Sequential Color System
    CBS Chronology
    RCA Dot Sequential Color System


    The Progress of the National Television System Committee (NTSC)


    Color Television Camera Development

    CBS Bloodshot Eye

    Early Color Television Studio Facilities

    1940's RCA camera logo

    RCA-NBC Firsts in Color Television
    - a Chronology


    RCA Labs Developmental Color Television Receivers

    MODEL 5

    RCA Camden Developmental Color Receivers


    Early Field Test, Prototype, and Commercial Color Receivers

    CTC9 Kenbridge

    Color Receiver Gallery
    The First Five Eight Years of RCA Victor Color Receivers

    Coming Attractions:

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    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, who may be contacted at ereitan "at" novia.net. 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.

    You can email to Ed Reitan using ereitan "at" novia.net
    Phone: 402.391.9008

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