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Tue Jan 27 09:39:53 EST 2009
Sid Schweiger wrote:
>>> But we find in another thread that the digital conversion
>>> deadline has
> been pushed back to June!<<
> No it hasn't. There are three steps necessary to make a bill into
> law and two of them haven't occurred yet. I haven't heard what sort
> of chance this bill has in the House.
It's a done deal at this point. The only reason it didn't get done a
couple of weeks ago was that Republicans in the Senate were holding it
up - that bar has now been cleared and the only remaining obstacle is
reconciling the Senate bill with a similar one in the House.
It's largely a feel-good bill at this point, since stations can still
sign off on 2/17 if they want to, and it looks like enough of them will
do so to make universal analog TV a thing of the past de facto, if not
de jure, long before June.
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