It's an account of the incredibly messy process that got us the ATSC standard in the USA. A little dry but a little interesting.
The upside is that the group took so long to define a standard that digital compression and broadcasting technologies matured enough so that HDTV in the US could be fully digital and not analog like the Japanese had pioneered and proposed as a world standard.
The TLDR is that the USA took so damn long to make up their minds about a standard (while cleverly keeping the spectrum tied up and away from others that wanted it) that digital coding and compression was able to develop and mature into a system that worked. MUSE was an analog standard that would never fit into a single channel in the US system.