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Countdown to DTV: Making the 2009 Deadline Work

A PFF Congressional Seminar
February 15, 2008
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-369
Washington, DC 20515

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  • W. Kenneth Ferree (Moderator), President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
  • Meredith Attwell Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, NTIA
  • Debra Berlyn, Consultant, AARP and President of Consumer Policy Solutions
  • Rick Chessen, Senior Legal Advisor/Media Advisor, Office of Commissioner Copps, FCC
  • David Donovan, President, Association for Maximum Service Television
  • Anthony Wilhelm, Director, Consumer Education and Public Information, NTIA

In February 2009, stations will cease analog broadcasting. Is the public prepared? Have all technical hurdles been spanned? Will the converter box program ease concerns about over-the-air viewers? How much political pressure will come to bear as the cutoff date approaches? Panelists discussed these and related issues at the "Countdown to DTV: Making the 2009 Deadline Work" a Congressional Seminar hosted by The Progress and Freedom Foundation.

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