Apparently loads of people exercised their great American right to procrastinate. And when we say loads, we mean it. In fact, Obama transition team co-chair John Podesta estimates the number of people on the waiting list will reach 5 million by the beginning of February.
So to keep all of those folks from seeing nothing but static on Feb. 17, Podesta sent a letter to Congress to ask that they delay the transition to digital broadcasting.
Obama officials are apparently concerned that the government is not doing enough to help consumers – that means you dear reader – prepare for and navigate the transition.
So we’ll say this at least one more time: get off your butt and sign up for a coupon. Look, we’ll even provide you with a handy link.
And while you’re waiting for the mailman to arrive, here are some viewing suggestions to help fill your time.
Thursday, January 8
Kevin James – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Lady GaGa – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Howie Mandel, Lady Antebellum – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Lenka – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Amy Sedaris – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Friday, January 9
Wendy Liebman – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Eagles of Death Metal – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Zac Brown Band – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Paula Poundstone – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Kevin Nealon, Yelle – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun