Zenith color TV’s, the first color TV we ever had in our house was a Zenith color TV; I remember the exact day we got this TV, even though it was 1968 almost 50 years ago. I would say that is pretty amazing to have that recollection. The only reason I remember use getting this TV there was a very significant live TV announcement make by the President of the United States Lyndon  Johnson. The day this 25 inch color TV arrived at our apartment in Sunnyvale California was the same evening Johnson made the announcement he will not seek, or will not accept another term as president of the United States.

 

The Day was March 31, 1968; This was amazing I got a change to see the President in color, and all the shows I’ve watched in black, and white now in color it was major cool. Batman TV show, Ultraman, Speed Racer, this really cool show called Rowan & Martins Laugh-In, and lots more. I don’t remember seeing it in the store, help picking it out or nothing, it was just there in the living room one day. This picture was close to the one we had. It’s amazing how drab these TV’s looked back then.

Who owns Zenith  now, that would be LG Electronics

The world seemed real, when it was in color, even the news when it showed the worst of the worst. I don’t see Zenith TV’s out there on the market anymore, at Walmart or any retail stores, but Zenith Electronics is still a very big corporation. Zeniths parent company of LG Electronics headquartered in South Korea. The screen size was similar, and the legs were like this one. This TV traveled around a lot over the years after we moved from California. I’m not sure when it departed, but it had maybe a 10 year run in our household.

 

Ultraman, was a a cool import from Japan. I remember fondly watching this show. When our family moved to California in 1968; My brother, and I watched in after school. It had a kind of a rock n roll them song, The music was by Kunio Miyauchi. The late 60’s was a great time to be a kid, because there was some great cartoons, and live action kids shows. I don’t remember any toys, since this was an import maybe they didn’t make it over here. Lot’s of great memories.