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Eric: It's LAPORTE POWER!

In an earlier snark, I talked about my disappointment with what G4's X-Play has become, and pined for the days of TechTV, based out of San Francisco, and really quite remarkable in what it did.

Well, Leo Laporte, along with several other alumni of TechTV's Screen Savers (including one who's actually still on Attack of the Show, which is the vapid replacement for TSS), has begun The Revenge of the Screen Savers Bleep, a podcast that does the kind of banter they used to do on the Screen Savers (and isn't exactly afraid to discuss what they think has happened to the home they once had). If you had any love for TechTV -- especially the old Screen Savers or Call for Help, you'd do well to go and have a listen.

(Cat Schwartz, who was a SS and Call for Help alumna as well, podcasts off her own website as well, but that podcast isn't as good. I'd like to hear Schwartz on ROTSS one of these weeks, though. I doubt they can tempt Morgan Webb into coming on, though if they did it'd be interesting to find out if she's supportive of the direction her career's gone in or not.)

Posted by Eric Burns-White at April 24, 2005 11:18 PM

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Comment from: HKR posted at April 25, 2005 1:43 AM

This is awesome. Ever since G4 took over my beloved TechTV (And even a little before then, but that's a discussion for another time), I had been pining for the old days. TSS was one of the most interesting TV shows ever to be broadcast, and it's a crying shame what happened to it. Thank you for linking this.

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