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RCA pioneer Sauter dies


NEW YORK Jack Sauter, a former executive with RCA who was instrumental in bringing color TVs and VCRs mainstream, died last week at age 82 of complications from pneumonia.

Sauter began his career with RCA in 1950 and helped popularize color TV when it debuted in 1954. He was later instrumental in pushing RCA to adopt the VHS format in the early days of the VCR and retired in 1992. He was elected to the CE Hall of Fame in 2002. He leaves behind his wife Sue, four children and three grandchildren.



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