It gave me the courage to follow my own unconventional life path, which was far more fun than what was expected of me. After all that Frances Mayes has done to bring the beauty of this part of Italy to life for the rest of us, it would be a shame not to go. One thing will be certain; wherever I am, I will be wearing a tee shirt that reads: . Thanks Karen for sharing your wisdom with the Sixty and Me community! I have increasingly become more of my authentic self, and I’m looking forward to the full bloom of my sixties, seventies, and beyond.
I related to Nancy (though I secretly wished I were Ellyn – Nancy probably did too), with her philandering husband, unhappy marriage, single parenting in a two-parent home, cancer scare, and tension between career and family.
It was like the writers were window peeping into my house and telling my story through Nancy.
By 1958, there were an estimated 350,000 color sets in the United States, the bulk of which were manufactured by RCA .
That number had jumped to 500,000 by early 1960 .
The test was also broadcast on WNBT, and because RCA’s system was compatible with existing black and white television sets, viewers were able to watch the demonstration (in black and white, of course) .
On October 16th, RCA sent a fifteen-minute color variety show to San Francisco and Los Angeles, the first transcontinental color transmission.
At that time, two competing color mechanisms were being championed separately by CBS and RCA (which at the time was affiliated with NBC).
Eventually, CBS dropped their own color technology, which was incompatible with existing black and white sets.
they made me feel better about my own angst for the same reasons.