Politics In Your TV: Obama on DTV Switch

While there are lots of items that Prez-Elect Obama will have to deal with, one of the first will be the digital transition on February 17, 2009, just weeks after his inauguration.  Last week, Obama's transition team met with representatives from the NAB, NCTA, Fox, ABC and more.

Reportedly, during the meeting, the transition team asked media companies to do more to help confused viewers and to set up more call centers. Are you confused?

It's good to know the new regime is trying to get a handle on what could be a messy transition. Is the White House already wired for DTV? Could someone send Barack a spare coupon for a converter box? —Leslie Shapiro

TV Week