On 1/15, a second US TV market joined Wilmington, NC in the post-DTV transition era.
Because of the mating preferences of an endangered Hawaiian bird, the broadcasters in Hawaii have all decided to transition on January 15th instead of February 17th.
Meanwhile, President-elect Obama has called for a delay in the DTV transition. But with 30 days to go, there's just too much momentum to make a change at this point. Beter to just rip the band-aid off.