FIRST TIME IN FULL LIVING COLOR!

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Jack Paar with a RCA TK41 color TV camera in the background

On September 19, 1960, the series became one of the first regularly scheduled videotaped programs in color. Only a few minutes of video of Paar’s talk host
career in color are known to exist today; NBC’s policy at the time was to preserve programming on black-and-white kinescopes, but this policy only applied to live or videotaped prime time programming, and as such, the videotapes of most of Paar’s Tonight Show appearances were taped over and no longer exist, a policy that
continued through the first ten years of Johnny Carson’s subsequent hosting of
the same series.

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