As a kind that grew up in the fifties, IMO color television was much more impactful than the introduction of digital, which btw I serviced and sold both. At the time color was approved by the NTSC in December of 1953, television itself was still feeling growing pains and even as black and white tv changed the world forever, the magic of color seemed surreal. My dad took me to a tv store in the mid to late fifties and there on display was an RCA color set with "The price is right" in living color. Granted early color was a challenge from setting up the antenna system, to maintaining the sets which were loaded with vacuum tubes. The other issue is color was in it's infancy and Rca held all the cards, building the broadcast and receiving equipment. The result was it became a situation of what came first the chicken or the egg. People weren't buying sets because there weren't enough shows on and the broadcasters were reluctant to spend the money to broadcast shows in color.