I got to talk a drive west on I-70 Thursday to meet the fine people at the Maple Hill Senior Center. The ladies and gentlemen welcomed me for lunch and to get filled in on the conversion to digital television. The deadline is February 19th, and they wanted to understand what it meant for the TVs in their homes and what they'd have to do to still be able to see their favorite shows come next year. Broadcasters nationwide have mounted an educational campaign to make sure everyone is prepared. You're already seeing spots running on the air. There's also a DTV Speaker's Bureau, of which I'm a part - and that's how Maple Hill found me for a visit. Of course, we didn't just talk DTV - they could ask other questions about how the news works, too - and they let me bore them with stories of my dogs and cats! Thanks, Maple Hill, for the invitation!
PS -- We weren't discriminating - it just seems the men got camera shy and didn't want to stick around for a picture :o)