On March 25, 1954, Radio Corporation of America began manufacturing color television sets at its Bloomington, Ind., plant. It built 5,000 sets with 12-inch screens, known as the model CT-100 color receiver. They sold for $1,000 each, astronomical in those days. Full Associated Press Article. A U.S. serviceman views television with his family at the U.S. Limestone, Maine, base in this July 1, 1954 B&W file photo. Color sets overtook scenes like this in 1967 when more color sets were sold than B&W sets for the first time. (AP Photo, Files) ---------------- The first color TV broadcast I can recall came in 1966 ("The Flintstones"). Looked wild in color!