One thing I noticed when Mary Tyler Moore died last week was this photo accompanying her obituary:
It’s 1970. They had color TV in 1970. The show was in color.
Here. I’ll show you. This is the famous line from the first episode:
Why is the photo black and white?
I suspect it’s because the networks sent production stills to newspapers in black and white because few newspapers had color capacity in the 1970s. (That’s right, kids. Color was a relatively new thing for newspapers in the late 20th century. That’s probably why print is dying.)
Or maybe we were all poor back then and only saw the show on black and white televisions and don’t remember it any other way?