Obama seeks delay to digital TV switch

Thursday, January 8, 2009 | 5:28 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — With about a month to go before the scheduled nationwide switch from analog to digital television, President-elect Barack Obama's transition team asked Congress on Thursday to delay that switch. The request comes after an announcement this week that the money for consumer coupons to get converter boxes has run out and that people seeking those coupons are being put on a waiting list.