Digital Television Transition

Senator Amy Klobuchar talked about the next step in the effort by Democrats in Congress to change the date of the transition to digital… read more

Senator Amy Klobuchar talked about the next step in the effort by Democrats in Congress to change the date of the transition to digital television. On Wednesday, January 28, 2009, the House rejected a Senate bill which Senator Klobuchar co-sponsored that would have changed the date from February 17 to June 12, 2009. The Senate passed new legislation the next day which the House would consider the next week. She also discussed proposals in the stimulus bill that would spread broadband access in the United States.

Amy Maclean was a guest host.

Dan Modisett talked by telephone from Jackson, Mississippi. He talked about the effect of the impasse on the date to change to digital television affects his station. 

“The Communicators” is C-SPAN’s weekly series that examines the people and events currently shaping telecommunications policy. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Digital Television Transition

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Program ID:
283755-1
Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 31, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 2, 2009

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  • Jan 31, 2009 | 6:27pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 02, 2009 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 02, 2009 | 8:08pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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