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White text on a black circle inside a white oval inside a black circle with a white outer edge

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The logo on the button was the original CBS Eye, which debuted in 1951. The creative director, Bill Golden was inspired by hex symbols that resembled the human eye drawn on barns as he drove through the Pennsylvania Dutch county. The symbols were meant to ward off evil. The CBS Eye was created with the help of graphic artist Kurt Weihs.

CBS had been a major media outlet since its inception as a radio network in 1927. By the 1950s, CBS had captured the broadcasting spotlight when it premiered "I Love Lucy" and debuted the first documentary series "See It Now," hosted by Edward R. Murrow. CBS President Frank Stanton felt the need to give the network a distinct identity. Therefore, he requested Bill Golden to design a symbol to represent the network, and the Eye was created.

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