Space Age Technology!

Well in the future the music from that revolution era march and bowl might be captured in a system that could revolutionalize the recording industry. Harold Dowe has that story. When man first started reproducing sound back in the late 1800s this is what we heard. Today’s stereo systems have been proved and the sound people are listening to could even be better, right? Wrong. Just when music lovers thought they had a symbol the best audio systems money could buy along comes a new technological development; it’s called the compact disc, or CD.


Unlike the conventional vinyl long-playing record a compact disc is a little under four and three-quarter inches across. Only one side is used but can store more than an hour’s worth of music. The sounds are digitally recorded and the compact disc players use a laser beam instead of the record needle for playback. The result, absolutely no sound distortion. I think now for the first time the listener has the ability to listen to a musical performance in their home and virtually listen to a blueprint of what the engineers and the musicians heard at the time of recording. Phillips, Magnavox and Sony spent $400 million developing the compact disc. They were then joined by 30 other equipment manufacturers and have now totally standardized both the CD player and the disc worldwide. Different companies had different systems that were incompatible such as with the video disc. It’s the first time record companies have banded together to promote a new product.

Recording experts feel the compact disc and player is a technological breakthrough that will allow people to hear music at home like they have never heard it before. But if you’ll remember several years ago they said the same thing about quadraphonic sound, a four speaker system. It was a costly boggle that is now just a memory. Any disc will play on any machine whether it’s a Sony a Hitachi, a Sharp, a Sanyo machine. But cost is a problem. It takes space age technology airtight and dust-free laboratories to make the compact disc. They sell for about $20 each. The player itself can cost from $450 to well over $1,000. The profile of the customer that we have at this point in time is a male, over 35 years old, over average income, over average interest in music. Industry officials say in 1983 they sold over 50,000 compact disc players and well over a million compact discs. And they say if sales continue to rise eventually the cost of both will come down but it will take more than that to convince some record buyers that CDs will replace LPs. Harold Dowe CBS News, New York.

Texas Board of Education ruled today that public school biology textbooks do not have to mention Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. However the ruling does not forbid mention of Darwin. Critics accuse the board of yielding to fundamentalists’ religious pressure. And Brooks Atkinson, the long time theatre critic for the New York Times has died at 89 of Pneumonia. He had a Broadway theatre named for him, won a Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished foreign correspondence from Moscow in 1945.

“Mr. Maytag repair man.” “I’m coming.” “I’m lonely, help, help.” “I’d go anywhere to fix a Maytag.” What a dream, I’m exhausted. I’d better go down to the shop and get some rest. Not all Maytag repair men are this lonely but we’re trying; Maytag, the dependability people.

There are multivitamins and there are multivitamins; vitamins that are flaky, bumpy, crispy, crunchy and taste oh so good. It’s new Kellogg’s Product 19, more vitamin nutrition than any other cereal. But you never know by tasting, because Product 19 goodness comes from corn, oats, wheat and rice; delicious. New Kellogg’s Product 19 cereal; flaky, bumpy, crispy, crunchy vitamins.

January 1st responsibility for your leased Bell business phone switched from Bell to AT&T Business Systems. Ownership of the phones switched to AT&T together with most of the systems technicians and many service representatives. The same people you trust are now at AT&T. Call 1-800-247-7000. Remember this number for service or new business phones, AT&T Information Systems.