February 17, 2009, is the day when analog broadcasts shut down, and government agencies are planning ahead for the transition.
The U.S. Department of Commerce staged a public meeting and expo on Tuesday devoted to the upcoming digital television transition. Parked in front of its Washington headquarters was this TV-shaped truck, which National Association of Broadcasters representatives plan to use for a "road show" later this fall.
The truck is slated to hit 200 cities nationwide before the scheduled demise of analog TV on Feburary 17, 2009, in an attempt to boost consumer awareness about how to make the switch work. No word on whether the antenna can be removed to duck through highway overpasses.