Watch a 1967 TV channel in black-and-white in color for the first time

Thanks to streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV and more, we have no shortage of stuff to watch. We are currently living in the golden age of television, where we can stream thousands of movies and TV shows whenever and wherever we want.

But a post on Reddit is taking users back from before to binge-watch their favorite shows at the touch of a button. Footage of a TV news station going from black and white to color for the first time has gone viral, and it’s reminding viewers of an easier time.

Video (Which can be viewed Here) was posted on “interesting” by u/Slick0strich on Wednesday 6 April, and features the moment the WMT-TV channel (now KGAN) switches to full-spectrum color live on air.

The 58-second clip, originally broadcast in Iowa in 1967, begins with TV news anchor Robert “Bob” Brunner (right) asking station manager Doug Grant (left) to make changes for viewers watching at home. What would mean

Grant responds: “Well, we think you’ll see a big difference on black and white receivers. The new color cameras will deliver a better monochrome picture and all of our new color sets in the studio were designed with that in mind. “

Brunner then gets up and moves to a new set on the other side of the studio, where he is dressed in a studio hand-drawn in front of a new color camera.

Grant can be heard asking: “Are you ready Bob?” Take it to a full-spectrum color.”

The frame then switches to Bob, no longer in monochrome, as he gives his first report in the new palette.

He said: “Okay, first I want to say this. I’m so honored to be chosen as the first person to be involved in our big change, because there are so many more colorful characters here than this reporter. “

The footage received 118,000 upvotes and more than 1,600 comments, many of whom were impressed by Brunner’s modesty.

OMGBeckystahp said: “‘There are a lot more colorful characters than this reporter…’ and a great opener too Bob!”

Paggo_diablo agreed, saying: “I want to go back in time and tell him ‘Hey Bob. I think you’re great.'”

FatKiddown commented: “You’re a good Egg Bob.”

Brunner worked at WMT Radio before venturing into TV news. As well as being the reporter who moved WMT-TV from black and white to color, Brunner also led the first mid-day news segment for the channel. He retired in 1982 and died in 1999 at the age of 81. First broadcast in 1953, WMT-TV was the first TV station in eastern Iowa. It was renamed KGAN-TV in 1981 after it was purchased by Guy Gannett Publishing.

According to the Encyclopdia Britannica, color TVs became available to American shoppers in 1954, but at first they were extremely expensive and by the end of the year only 1 percent of households had a set. It would take some time for the medium to take off—in 1964, 98 percent of Americans still didn’t have color TV—but primetime networks began to broadcast color.

More than 50 years after color TV first aired, the COVID pandemic has once again changed viewing habits around the world. Worldwide streaming subscriptions reached 1 billion in 2020, and the figure is 1.3 billion in 2022. More TV shows were released in 2021 than ever before – 559, compared to just 182 in 2002 – on everything from revivals and reboots to K-dramas hitting screens.

The post made Redditors nostalgic for the old days of television.

ConDog1993 said: “It must have been incredible to see at the time.”

While Gizm770o commented: “It was a time in the world when people were hanging out outside electronics stores to watch the big world events, and watching parties was less about being social, and your neighbor had a There was good TV.”

ExistentialTenant said: “Nowadays, we can relatively cheaply get a giant TV set that has incredible features and can control a TV with our mini supercomputer phone.

“History is incredibly interesting. We don’t have to go far back to realize that we’ve made a lot of progress.”

This fascinating clip isn’t the only piece of screen history to go viral recently. Footage of a little girl playing with her cat took to the internet in March to prove that kittens have always been “jerks.” Video Lumière Brothers . color version of La petit feel and son chat, Filmed in Lyon, France in 1899 by sibling pioneers of early cinema.

newsweek Slick0strich has been contacted for comment.

Redditors couldn’t help but be charmed by TV reporter Bob Brunner’s first statement in color. Bob Brunner taking a WMT-TV from black and white (left) to color (right).
KGAN/YouTube

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