Anything for TV--Nothing for Fair Elections
Lawmakers See Challenges for TV Transition
By Kim Hart Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 17, 2008; D02
In the next five months, federal officials preparing Americans for the conversion to digital television have to clear up reception glitches, sort out problems with hooking up converter boxes and find a way to make sure coupons for those converters get to the viewers who need them.
Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-N.M.) described the perils of the tasks yesterday during a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on telecommunications and the Internet:
"The government can do a lot of things, but you mess up people's televisions, and they're going to be very upset. It's going to be a real mess when it rolls out in the real world."
_______________________________________________________________ If I'm not mistaken, we have a national election in the next seven weeks and guaranteeing the integrity of the computers upon which that election will dep…