Black and white television got some colorful competition. This revolutionary change was the work of dedicated technician Walter Bruch. Still, it took a while to really catch on: not many people could afford a color television set in the early days.
It had already been available in the US since 1954, but West Germany had to wait until 1967 for color TV broadcasts. Viewers long remained skeptical - but the new technology eventually caught on.
The Coptic Christian pope has canceled a meeting with the US vice president in Cairo, in protest against America's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian leader Abbas also snubbed Mike Pence.
Shrill, campy and brutally honest: Director Rosa von Praunheim is a pioneer and icon of gay rights in Germany. The tireless filmmaker's latest movie is released as he celebrates his 75th birthday.
Palestinians have taken to the streets of Gaza to protest against the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. US President Donald Trump is to publicly address the issue on Wednesday.
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