Preparation for Digital Television Transition

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders talked about the government’s efforts to prepare consumers for the transition to digital television on… read more

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders talked about the government’s efforts to prepare consumers for the transition to digital television on February 17, 2009. He has asked Congress for additional funds to provide a digital antenna for those in certain areas of the country. He has also advocated legislation which would require cable, satellite, and other companies to offer basic broadcast service at a discounted rate.

Ann Curran participated by telephone. In December 2008 she coordinated a “soft test” for the transition in Vermont. She talked about the result of the test and what it indicates about the level of preparation for the transition among people in Vermont. She also discussed how much assistance the state is getting from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and others.

Sanjay Talwani was a guest host.

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Preparation for Digital Television Transition

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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 10, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 12, 2009

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  • Jan 10, 2009 | 6:25pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 12, 2009 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2009 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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