Originally Posted by boredone3456
The first NBC color broadcast ever was "The Colgate Comedy Hour" in 1953, followed by The Tournament of Roses Parade in 1954. Just another thing you are misrepresenting in your quest to make Hoad look better and better in your eyes.
You have avoided the most salient points.
Actually, the Tournament of Roses was shown on only 21 stations, and was not a "sporting event", but a PARADE.
The first national network broadcast of a sporting event in color was the 1955 Davis Cup match between Hoad and Trabert.
This was a true measure of the progress tennis had made in the national consciousness as a result of the Hoad/Trabert Davis Cup matchups between 1953 and 1955.