Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 10, 2009

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Detroit News:

Can President Obama make the next save for the Red Wings? Not likely. After once helping to delay the transition to all-digital TV, the Obama Administration has already said there won't be another, posing potential problems for local folks who want to catch the deciding Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals with their rabbit-ear antennas. The once-delayed transition to digital occurs on Friday, and a spokesman for WDIV-TV (Channel 4) said the station will no longer transmit an analog signal after 9 a.m. For thousands of Metro Detroiters who still haven't gotten a converter box -- and don't have cable or satellite TV -- that means they'll have to find somewhere else to watch the Wings battle the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Cup. Mike Katona of WDIV said the 9 a.m. switch was decided months ago in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission and long before it looked like the Wings would face a make-or-break game... Friday's digital TV switch may trip up some Red Wings viewers (Wed, 6/10)

 

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