EAS Upgrade Planned

Associated Press is reporting on Tribune technology coordinator Ira Goldstone's work to update the Emergency Alert System used by broadcasters. Ira Goldstone is serving as head of the FCC's advisory committee group studying how to improve distribution of emergency alerts in today's diverse media environment that, in addition to analog broadcasting, includes DTV, digital radio, cable TV and satellite. One possibility is that technology could be included in digital radios or TV to turn them on when there is an emergency, even if it occurs in the middle of the night. You can read Not Your Father's EBS at the CBS News Web site.