On February 17, 2009, all television broadcast will switch to digital. So televisions that have rabbit ears, and the ones that are not connected to a cable box or satellite dish. So go help out your parents, grandparents, or neighbors who are clueless about technology and help get them on board.
Last night some of the local news stations were scaring their viewers. My grandmother acted as if the world was coming to an end. Her television is connected to cable, so she has no need to worry.
You can check out this link here, where Norm Abram and Kevin O’Connor of This Old House explain it, clear and simple.