First color television?

Tech fair makes room for refrigerators and washers

color-television-240.jpgFRANKFURT (Reuters) – More than 60 years after its debut, one of the world’s oldest consumer electronics fairs is venturing into new territory this week by making room to showcase washers, dryers, stoves and other household appliances.

At the IFA fair in Berlin — where former German Chancellor Willy Brandt turned on the world’s first color TV in 1967 — television sets remain a major attraction but they may come built into a refrigerator.

The article on the german tech fair states that it was where Willy Brandt “turned on the worlds first color television” in 1967. I wonder then what it was I was watching in 1959 here in the U.S. A color TV that had been available since 1954.


We should have said GERMANY’S first color television. We corrected: GBU Editor

 REUTERS photo by Fabrizio Bensch

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Well, “more than 60 years after its debut” is technically correct, but “more than 80 years” would have been better, as the first IFA was in 1924 as you can check here: te/MesseBerlin/htdocs/www.ifa-berlin/en/ About_IFA/IFA_Chronicle/index.html

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