It was supposed to happen today!
The nation’s switch to all-digital broadcasts has been more than a decade in the making. The federal government has spent nearly $2 billion to help people prepare. Broadcasters spent another $1.2 billion to run warning ads and millions more to upgrade equipment. Until last week, the United States seemed ready to follow the half-dozen European countries that have made the switch. (Washington Post)
But the bureaucracy reared its ugly head, as lovingly detailed by the Washington Post.
Now, we have to keep yakking about it until the new date, June 12. And it’s through no fault of your own. As we reported, Connecticut was the most “DTV ready” state in the nation. Only one percent of viewers here still have to get converters.
Undoubtedly, that’s because of the very effective public service announcement Denise D’Ascenzo, Keith Kountz, Brent Hardin and I recorded last year.
Maybe we should have taken our act on the road. “The Fabulous Double-D and The Anchorboys.”
A partial set list:
- Come See About DTV
- All You Need Is DTV
- Born in the DTV
- (I Can’t Get No) DTV
- Mercy Mercy Me (The DTV)
Perhaps Olivia Newton-John could open for us (“Let’s Get Digital”), and couldn’t you see us at Fenway performing “Sweet DTV?” So good, so good, so good.