Idaho Public Television engineer Rich Van Genderen demonstrates DTV setup for seniors at Hillcrest Library. / Gavin Dahl
Dahl's story foreshadows some of the concerns expressed in Obama's missive: 1 million coupon requests for converter boxes are outstanding and the fund is empty, poor, rural and elderly Americans will be disproportionately affected and funds to prepare the public for an end to analog TV are inadequate. Obama's team indicates that additional funding for the DTV transition will appear in an economic stimulus package, as well.
Incidentally, Idaho Public Television hosts another DTV Answers
call in show tonight, at 8 p.m. By all means, call in.