The U.S. government has spent years preparing for the switch, which aims to free up airwaves for broadband and enhanced emergency communications.
The change-over will only affect those who get their TV over the air, rather than through cable or satellite connections.
But many consumers probably still haven’t gotten a converter box which will allow them to watch the new digital signals with their rabbit-ear antennas.
That means they’ll miss out on the frothy mix of news and entertainment (newsertainment?) of NBC’s “Today Show,” where this morning Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin declared she’s “absolutely not necessarily” the future of the Republican Party.