For the 13 percent of the 112.8 million U.S. TV households that use antennas, the government is now handing out $40 coupons that will let them continue watching TV next year. On Feb. 18, 2009, all U.S. TV programming will be digital. The coupons are to buy digital-to-analog converters. Cable and satellite TV subscribers won’t be affected. (AP in The Wall Street Journal)
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