Starting February 18, television signals are scheduled switch to digital, meaning that people with analog televisions (read: the elderly) who don't have converter boxes would lose their signal. But today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to push conversion back to June. President Obama is expected to sign that bill into law tomorrow.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been circulating this pamphlet
to her constituents, but there are still 5,000 people
in her West Broward congressional district on the waiting list for government-issued vouchers that would help defray the costs of the conversion box.
Random conspiracy theory: Working feverishly behind the scenes are lobbyists for Wheel of Fortune, the program whose ratings will nosedive if TVs like the one above don't work.