Partial Digital Television Transition

Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein talked about the partial switch to digital television. About 400 television stations switched to a… read more

Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein talked about the partial switch to digital television. About 400 television stations switched to a full-time digital signal on February 17, 2009. He discussed the kinds of calls received at the FCC, the lessons learned from the transfer, and what the FCC and Congress need to do before the new June 12, 2009, transition date.

Mike Lee participated by telephone from Waco, Texas, where five stations decided to make the transition to digital on the original date. He talked about how stations in the area prepared for the change and how viewers responded to it.

Amy Schatz was a guest host.

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

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Partial Digital Television Transition

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Program ID:
284202-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 21, 2009 | 6:25pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2009 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 21, 2009 | 6:25pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 23, 2009 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 23, 2009 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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