Mississippi State's Cooperative Extension Service will use some of its latest technology to help educate the public about the much publicized DTV transition now taking place across the country.
Lee County Extension Service Director Sherry Smith said the move is in cooperation with WTVA-TV and will help target a key group of television viewers who need to know all the facts about how to be ready for the DTV transition.
A one-day, multi-county high tech teleconference will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14.
Smith says Lee County residents are invited to attend the teleconference at the MSU Research and Extension Center in Verona to participate in the live presentation.
The event is free to the public. The Research and Extension Center is located at Highway 145 South in Verona.
The DTV teleconference is scheduled to be presented by Wendell Robinson, WTVA's director of engineering, and Terry Smith, WTVA's 5 p.m. news anchor.
The event will also allow those in the various counties watching the presentation to ask Robinson and Smith questions about their concerns related to the DTV transition.
The government's deadline to end all analog over-the-air broadcasting is now June 12.
WTVA is the only station in the Tupelo-Columbus market that has agreed to remain on the air with both analog and digital signals until June 12.
For more information about the extension service teleconference you can contact Sherry Smith at 841-9000.