May 9, 2008 In February 2009, all full-power broadcast television stations in the U.S. will stop analog transmissions and begin broadcasting only in digital. Viewers who have cable or satellite are fine, but those who have older TVs receiving over-the-air signals may need to buy converters.
March 4, 2008 The Federal Communications Commission has issued an order requiring broadcasters to air information on the digital TV transition and file quarterly reports on these efforts with the commission. The orders also require cable and satellite providers and television manufacturers to inform consumers about how they will be affected.
February 29, 2008 The federal government is requiring that all television programming be distributed digitally by early 2009. That means analog sets will soon become obsolete — a change that is expected to leave many black households behind. Farai Chideya talks with Rev. Anthony Evans about his grassroots effort to help blacks bridge that digital divide.
February 12, 2008 Three-fourths of consumers don't know what to do to get ready for the end of analog TV next year. Electronics makers say they're trying to explain. The FCC says it has asked Congress to fund a public education campaign. Consumer advocates say that's not enough.