TV's D-Day

Will the digital transition delete millions of viewers?

A year from Sunday,

television for many Americans will cut to black. Analog signals will stop transmitting, older sets will become useless and millions of TV-watching households will simply disappear.

At least that's the doomsday scenario confronting the TV industry as a government mandate forces all U.S. stations to convert to digital from the analog signals that have been broadcast on the same frequencies since the 1930s.