CPB seeds digital switch

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Monday handed out almost $20 million in grants to 58 public TV stations to help them make the conversion to digital.

oncommercial stations have until May 2003 to make the switch. Currently, 83 of 357 noncommercial stations are broadcasting in digital, covering approximately 58 percent of the country.

The deadline for applications for the next round of digital funding is Dec. 16.