First Color Television Broadcast of a Sporting Event was 60 Years Ago on July 14, 1951 by CBS

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July 14th, 2011

via press release:

THIS JUST IN…

             …FROM CBS SPORTS

 

 IT WAS 60 YEARS AGO TODAY…

 

Sports broadcasting history was made 60 years ago today on Saturday, July 14, 1951, when the Columbia Broadcasting System broadcast the first color television coverage of a sports event – the Molly Pitcher Handicap horse race from Monmouth Park Jockey Club, Oceanport, N.J.

 
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