March 9, 1954

On This Date in! in 1954  WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), in New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials. The ad was for Castro Decorators of New York City. According to the commercial, Mad Max Castro was insane for selling his sofas, ottomans, and dining room suites for such low, low prices.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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