In Case of Emergency....

In Case of Emergency....

Tech Tuesday the Emergency Alert System --how it works, the surprising ways it's used now, and what you're likely to see and hear during the first ever nationwide test of the system on November 9th.

We all recognize the tests of the Emergency Alert System, that familiar screech that interrupts local television and radio broadcasts a few times a month as required by the FCC. This November, the first ever nationwide test will be triggered on every radio, television, cable, and satellite station across the country simultaneously. The Emergency Alert System allows the President to address the American public in the event of a national emergency. We explore how the Emergency Alert System works, the surprising ways it's used now, and what you're likely to see and hear on November 9th.

Guests

Ed Czarnecki

Senior Director, Strategy, Development and Regulatory Affairs, Monroe Electronics

Gregory Cooke

Associate Chief, Policy Division, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Kelly Williams

Sr. Director, Engineering & Technology Policy, NAB Science & Technology

Bryan Fisher

Chief of Operations, Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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