This post is pretty much off the beaten path for me but I thought I would put in my 2 cents. I can't say that I am a TechTV groupie but I've watched it a few times. I don't care for all of the games oriented programming but I have really liked Call for Help and The Screen Savers when they have been on. I've scoured their internet links for free files and stuff like that and as best I could tell they had a good thing going.
The first time I saw Call for Help, Chris Pirillo was hosting it and he was awesome. He is the perfect techno-geek. He's knowledgeable, funny, and has a great personality. I think I only caught Leo Laporte for a few minutes, but I have enjoyed reading his blog from time to time. I also bought his almanac last year and it's great.
So my question is "what's up with TechTV?" I know they got rid of Chris Pirillio sometime last year or the year before then they got rid of Leo. I think they have cancelled "Call for Help" completely. I saw "The Screen Savers" the other day and the guys they had doing the show looked like a couple of kids. In all fairness they seemed to know what they were talking about, but I felt much better about listening to Leo and Chris.
I thought of this today when I read Leo Laporte's blog. He is apparently doing the Call for Help show for TechTv Canada. He says there is some agitation to bring it back to America. Does anyone know if there is a way to get Call for Help now, or do we wait.
Like I said, I'm not a groupie, but it has been nice to turn it on and get some good advice from time to time. If Chris and Leo were on I'd love to watch it more. Does anyone know any more about what's up with TechTV.