On August 19, 1965, the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite became the first regularly-scheduled news program to broadcast in color.
Tonight, we'll reach another milestone. We're broadcasting for the first time in High Definition.
If you're not much of a techy, a trip to an electronics store can be a confusing jumble of abbreviations. HD (for high-definition), SD (for standard definition), LCD. For all that, I need a Ph.D!
About 30 percent of U.S. households now have HDTVs. If you already have one, you'll notice a difference tonight.
I'll try to make sure there's no lipstick on my teeth ... if I do, you will notice!
My Notebook today is on ushering in the new era. You've just read part of it, but you can watch the rest below.