Color television in America turns 50 years old this week. On March 25, 1954 the Radio Corporation of America produced the first CT-100, which cost $1,000 (close to $7,000 in todays dollars). It had a 15 inch diagonal screen, 1,012 parts, weighed 160 pounds, had 36 vacuum tubes, and 150 feet of wire. 5,000 of them were built, only 93 are known to still be in existance. In 1954, there was a total of 68 hours of color programming broadcast for the entire year.