Kukla, Fran and Ollie: Color Pioneers
The Kuklapolitans participated in many of the first tests of color television (in September of 1952, and in March & April of  1953), and were chosen to star in the first public color broadcasts of two systems: on October 10, 1949, they broadcast using an RCA system that did not receive FCC approval, and on August 30, 1953 they hosted the first broadcast of a revised system that was approved.  The picture above is from one of those tests, as are the LIFE magazine images below.  Click on the frame at right to see a clip of that first public color broadcast, St. George and the Dragon (from a black & white kinescope, unfortunately!).