Obama Requests Stay of Execution for Rabbit-Ear Televisions


We know we’ve got big struggle and sacrifice ahead, but if you’re a proselytizing HD nerd, those sacrifices will cut particularly deep: “President-elect Barack Obama is urging Congress to postpone the Feb. 17 switch from analog to digital television broadcasting” because the Commerce Department has run out of money to subsidize digital-TV converter boxes for all the analog users still out there, like your grandparents. And if the transition goes forward and your Nana doesn’t get a coupon for a converter box, she might not be able to watch Wheel of Fortune. And Obama doesn’t want her to be sad. [AP]