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Dumb question re the DTV switch

Of course broadcasters can't run announcements on their analog channels AFTER the shutdown date, but what's to stop them from doing so effective say Jan 1 through analog shutdown day? Is there any law forbidding this?

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Broadcast Law?

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Sounds like a pricey question. The laws are so perverse now that I doubt anyone can comprehend them anymore. Try www.fcc.gov ?

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in my city...

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In San Diego, they already are. However, they are in the form of commercials done by the local tv news personalities. Those who skip over commercials lose out. Every once in a while, they will do a news segment on the switch.

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NYC

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In NYC, some of the stations have run PSA's (public service announcements), while others are simply running the now ubiquitous "banners" at the bottom of the screen that one would normally see during a show where they are promoting an upcoming program.

Even given these messages, I can see a potential disaster occurring in NYC and other large cities. The cities have to get on the ball and start pushing out flyers and other info and not just rely upon TV stations.

I'm thinking that the Feds should send out information via the Post Office to every known address at least three times before the switchover.

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not dumb at all

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It's not a dumb question at all - it's a good point.

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