Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dwight Eisenhower Gives First Color TV Broadcast by a President

Photo of Dwight Eisenhower
Dwight Eisenhower
Pol Light Moment #110 happened on May 22, 1958, when Dwight Eisenhower gave the first color TV broadcast by a President. Dwight Eisenhower served as the 34th President of the United States, from 1953-1961. Prior to that he had served as a 5 star General in the Army during World War II.

On May 22, 1958, Dwight Eisenhower gave an Address at the opening ceremonies of NBC and WRC-TV in Washington D.C. President Dwight Eisehower's speech is the oldest color TV broadcast known to be in existence. For more information on this historical time in television history read the article Video Shows Oldest Color Videotape (NBC Washington, October 24, 2012).

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Photo: The photo of Dwight Eisenhower is in the Public Domain.

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