1956 RCA Documentary about the development of television and color television. Part documentary, part corporate propaganda, all interesting.
Curated by Dave Taylor
Total Runtime: 0:25:49
The Story Of Televison
Producer: Ganz (William J.) Co.
Sponsor: Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
This not so cleverly disguised 1956 infomercial purports to show how RCA invented the modern television. The film gets much of it's history right, but fuzzes over the accomplishments of Philo Farnsworth, who was engaged in patent disputed with RCA at the time of this film's creation. The science in it is oversimplified, but does the job for the intended audience.
Overall, it's an interesting piece of history as an artifact, not necessarily as a factual document. Some of it is unintentionally hysterical, like the scripted conversations and lengthy discourse on color TV in a B/W film.