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Color TV's 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, the first color TV sets made for consumers started rolling off the assembly line. Because they were initially too expensive and there was little color programming available, it took more than a decade for color television to become a household fixture.

NPR's Lynn Neary reports on the early days of color TV, and the way today's new technology -- from HDTV to TiVo -- is similarly transforming home entertainment.

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