NTSC: 1941-2009, There’s a last time for everything.
The deadline was extended, but at least one of our local TV stations is going ahead with the plan. At midnight, they’ll stop analog TV broadcasting and be digital-only. Circuits will cool and a part of the airwaves populated since 1941 will fall silent… for a little while.
No one was even sure television would catch on. What a different world it is, now.