This was Television on January 29

1947: RCA demonstrates color TV to the FCC

At a special hearing of the Federal Communications Commission in Princeton, NJ, RCA presented a new advance in broadcasting technology. Using a radio-frequency circuit, the company demonstrated an all-electronic color television system to transmit live images. RCA’s annual shareholder report for the year declared the advances would clear a major hurdle for the regular adoption of television technology. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Allen B. DuMont, inventor (d. 1965); John Forsythe, Angel dispatcher (d. 2010); Anthony George, detective (d. 2005); Sara Gilbert, middle child (38); Justin Hartley, archer (36); Ann Jillian, waitress (63); Terry Kinney, penitentiary manager (59); Tom Selleck, P.I. (68); Nicholas Turturro, cop (51); Oprah Winfrey, magnate (59).

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