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Answered 2006-07-25 08:39:01

Originally, all television was black and white, but color began to be introduced in the early 1960's to larger markets. Because transmitting color television signals requires different equipment than does black and white, some small towns did not get color television until well into the 1970's. Because television was not widely available until the early 1950's, there was only a short period of time when it was the standard format.

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