RCA Pavilion

RCA's pavilion resembled a cluster of white and copper drums. While it had several exhibits, it primarily served as the fair's official Color Television Communications Center. Inside a ramp lead to the second floor where visitors, looking through a glass wall, could see the television studio below. There was always something taking place in the studio; a show being broadcast live, a taping, a rehearsal or a stage being set. From the ramp visitors could all observe a director and technicians working in the control room.

RCA pavilion.

The center was linked via closed circuit to 250 television monitors located around the fairgrounds, and a completely equipped color mobile unit supplied coverage of news and special events. Televised over the monitors were announcements and film clips filled with facts about the Fair, and short six minute segments of points of interest on the grounds. Lost children were brought to the studio and put on television so worried parents could find them.

The pavilion also featured two small lounges which showed identical 15 minute sound-slide presentations. It described the history of music recording.

Entrance to the RCA pavilion.

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