I'm old enough -- just barely, mind you -- to remember the arrival of colour TV. It was the mid-'60s and most networks were still easing into colour broadcasts. Our household had resisted the change but one day a deliveryman wheeled in our very first colour set -- a massive wooden console that took up half the livingroom. It was in fact a piece of furniture.
But colour changed everything on TV. To that end, we've made significant improvements to your edition of Globe Television. As of this issue, we've added colour to our listing pages. The primetime grid schedules are now colour-coded, clearly differentiating between movies, sports, dramas, comedies and news programs.
Likewise, our regular listing pages are now in colour and we've added a new feature, titled Our Pick, identifying prime program selections throughout the week. At the same time we've reinstated our primetime digital grids to assist those viewers in finding each evening's top programs.
By necessity we've made tweaks to accommodate these changes -- including moving the Saturday and Sunday daytime and late night listings into our breakout pages in the back of the magazine (starting on page 43) -- but the result is a vastly improved package designed to make it easier for readers to make their weekly viewing plans.
There have been countless advances in the medium since the arrival of colour television and Globe Television will continue to reflect those changes.n