The Senate appeared close to agreement Jan. 22 on a bill to delay next month's planned transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12, setting the stage for a vote early next week, reports the Associated Press. Senate Republicans last week blocked Democratic efforts to push back the Feb. 17 deadline for the analog shutoff. The Democrats cited mounting concerns that too many Americans who rely on analog TV sets to pick up over-the-air broadcast signals won't be ready. The Nielsen Co. says more than 6.5 million U.S. households are still not prepared for the upcoming transition and...

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