On this date in history, June 25, 1951, CBS broadcast the very first commercial color TV program. Unfortunately, nearly no one could watch it on their black-and-white televisions. This first color program was a variety show called, “Premiere.” The show featured such celebrities as Ed Sullivan, Garry Moore, and Arthur Godfrey.
Despite early successes with color programming, the adoption to color television was a slow one.
In what year did the American public finally start purchasing more color TV sets than black-and-white ones?