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Changing signals without much static

A day out on the front lines as the nation's TV stations switch from analog to digital

John Fabiano installed a digital cable box this week at the West Roxbury home of Ruth Savage. John Fabiano installed a digital cable box this week at the West Roxbury home of Ruth Savage. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)
By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / June 11, 2009

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Ruth Savage helped draw blueprints for the navigation system that carried the first men to the moon 40 years ago. But even Savage, now an 89-year-old retiree, couldn't figure out how to deal with this weekend's switch from the original analog system of television broadcasting to a new digital system. (Full article: 1318 words)

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