THE BELL TELEPHONE HOUR was seen on NBC-TV and ran until the spring of 1968. The concert series was one of the first TV shows to be telecast exclusively in color using a system perfected by RCA in 1954. It aired every week on Friday evenings.
RCA’s project SCORE (signal communications orbit relay equipment) was the world’s first communications satellite. An Air Force Atlas inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched the satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The first voice broadcast from SCORE was a message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, shown in the above photo.