Transition to Digital Television: Crisis Management for Millions of Underserved Americans

Transition to Digital Television:
Crisis Management for Millions of Underserved Americans

National Press Club
14th & F Streets NW
Washington, DC

A panel discussion explaining proper transition procedures and assessing

the status of nationwide preparations for the February 17, 2009 transition from analog to digital transmission of television broadcast signals, expected to over 35+ million Americans, a disproportionate number includes elderly, minority (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, etc.), disabled, and rural U.S. citizens.

Hosted and coordinated and by the Urban Progressive Foundation, Denise "DeeNice" Rhodes, Executive Director.

Senior officials from relevant perspectives have been invited to participate in a panel discussion:

  • Federal Communications Commission
  • National Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • Univision
  • The Obama Administration Transition Team
  • National Cable and Telecommunications Association
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition members as additional resources

Media contact: Ebony McMorris, [email protected] 202/652-4700

RSVP Attendance: Brigette Ruff,the Urban Progressive Foundation @ 202/652-4700

www.Transition2dtv.org

www.thedigitaldynamo.com