This Was Television On November 7

1966: NBC goes color full-time

By the mid-1960s, color programming was rapidly overtaking black and white. When its game show Concentration abandoned the black and white format on this date, NBC became the first network to broadcast in 100% color, living up to the reputation of its longtime peacock logo. -A.D.

Also on November 7

1954: CBS debuts Face the Nation, its Sunday morning news and interview program, as a competitor to NBC’s Meet the Press. Approaching six decades on the air, it is one of the longest running programs in American history.

Today’s Birthdays: John Aylward, County General doc (66); Christopher Knight, middle Brady (55); Dakin Matthews, headmaster (72); Lucas Neff, Hope raiser (27); Dana Plato, Drummond daughter (d. 1999).

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