The Ides of March come about a month early for television broadcasters next year when millions of over-the-air viewers -- many of them elderly -- must deal with receivers that, without converter boxes, become livingroom plant stands. Having just installed a new HD set in the livingroom and moved the analog set to an upstairs bedroom and installed one of the coupon converter boxes there for a technology-intimidated friend, I can testify that it's a challenging task. FOX's Talkshow with Spike Ferensten has a great send-up of the various television spots on the conversion that are now playing on stations across the country.
Do yourself a favor and watch this piece. But have a Kleenex handy. It will make you laugh big time, but when it's done, if you're a broadcaster, it might also make you cry. Link: MSN Video. Thanks to Karen Olstad for that link. --Dennis