The analog cutoff has been delayed until June. (link) What a load of hooey. We have been inundated with information for months and months and months. I have DirecTV and therefore are not directly affected- but even they have a dedicated channel giving information about the cutoff. Ridiculous.
If I ruled the world this is what I would do. On the original date, the cutoff would happen. I would make the broadcasters put up a single image reading “Your analog television is no longer capable of receiving signal. Please contact the DOC at 1-866-DTV-2009 or http://www.dtv2009.com for details and information”. Done. Leave that up for two months then let the stations cut off their analog signal completely.
Digital television is like a band-aid. Yeah, it will sting when you rip it off- but the wound has healed, your skin is stronger, and you will be better off with out the analog bandage on your body.