November 6, 1966

On November 6, 1966, NBC became the first television network to televise its entire lineup in color. Huge swaths of the Midwest rejoiced as that part of the US wasn’t expecting to become colorized until late 1969. Teenagers exclaimed at how bright and vibrant the colors were, while their grandparents griped. They said that if sepia was good enough for Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, and a young John Wayne, it should be good enough for Doris Day, Rock Hudson and an old John Wayne. They then yelled “Git offin my lawn!” and threatened to tar and feather them there whippersnappers.

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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