It is a front page article at the bottom of the page. You can read it here:
This piece illustrates one of the things that is wrong with America and wrong with big Government Democrats and Republicans.
On Feb 19th, 2009 broadcasters will no longer be required to broadcast the old analog signals that many Americans still use; per the article 20 million homes rely on analog signals.
The Federal Government set the Feb 19th, 2009 deadline a couple of years ago in order to force broadcasters to keep broadcasting analog signals so that Americans would have time to convert to digital television.
On Feb 19th 2009 you will have three choices per the piece:
1. Get a TV with a digital tuner (Note I do not have one yet)
2. Connect to cable or satellite.
3. Purchase a converter box for $60 to $70 that will let you use your old analog TV.
Get this, Congress has authorized 1.5 billion dollars to subsidize this switch so that Americans can switch easier.
You have got to be kidding me...
Each household will be able to purchase two coupons that will save you $40 on the cost of a converter box.
Yep, you got that right, the Federal Government is directly subsidizing the boxes to help ensure that Americans get to keep watching TV.
Is there anyone who thinks this is a good idea?