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Introducing ... The CBS Evening News in High Definition

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.

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