The People Have Spoken

ReloadedI‘m very pleased to say that thanks to your overwhelming show of support and to a strong desire on both our parts to come to an agreement, TechTV has improved its offer and I’ve decided to climb back aboard the good ship Call for Help.
I’ll be back on the air starting next Tuesday, April 20.

The future is still a little cloudy, however. Comcast assumes ownership of the channel a few weeks later and I have no idea what will happen after that. I am certain they’ve been impressed by your support for the show, however, and if that doesn’t convince them to keep it on the air, I don’t know what could.

I can never thank you all enough for your incredible outpouring of encouragement and support. You really made a difference. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

[UPDATE: Vulcan doesn’t want me in the studio until the contract takes effect so I won’t be back until a week later: April 27. Wil Wheaton will guest host Friday, April 23 and Monday, April 26. UPDATE to the UPDATE: Never mind. It’s April 20 again. But Wil will still guest host Friday and Monday. Welcome to my world.]

484 Replies to “The People Have Spoken”

  1. The powers that be have that “YOU MUST LET THAT BE”, In other words we the informed and the uninformed in the computer world need the wit and wisedom that Leo Leporte is only the one to understand what the computer world is not that “scary”. Thanks for the wisedom that got him back.

  2. The powers that be have that “YOU MUST LET THAT BE”, In other words we the informed and the uninformed in the computer world need the wit and wisedom that Leo Leporte is only the one to understand what the computer world is not that “scary”. Thanks for the wisedom that got him back.

  3. Sunday Morning, first cup of coffee, scanning the channels, what’s this? Leo’s back? Must be a re-run… Run to the confuser, holy sh… stuff, he’s back!! I can watch again!!
    Welcome Back, Leo, I am glad to see the people win one for once!

  4. Leo, Happy for your return to CFH, but you and Megan left a big personality hole on TSS – metaphorically, no more frosting on the cake. I appreciate what fun and humor you created.
    BTW: I’ve been a fan since “The Site” and still wish “Dev Null” would reappear with his cool personality and sense of humor.

  5. Nobody’s perfect, and at times I’ve praised and critized all program hosts–Leo, Patrick, Kevin, etc. I also enjoy watching ex-employees of TechTV who are now successful on other TV stations, i.e., a 2-hour morning show in L.A. I’m hoping Chris Pirillo will return to your station, as he is an excellent teacher, although more “goofy” than most hosts.

  6. Hello&TWIMC
    Realizing that differences of opinion do happen is one thing, but realizing why Tech-TV would replace Leo with some [apparently in over their head] folks is puzzling. I have stopped watching The Screen Savers, that show was lost when Leo was off for any reason so now it is not worth my time. I left CFH when Leo left there and have just found out that Leo has returned and thus i shall also.
    Would hope that someone can come to the fore with program planning for the BOOMERS — that is the largest potential market for the next several years—do not forget that Boomers are big gamers too.
    Bottom line–if you can not get the games to work you have to CALL FOR HELP.
    Hope that all works out to the advantage of the viewer base that follows “Leo”–
    peace and love to all–†PoppaCas†

  7. Leo, I think it’s great that your back I have been watching you for almost 5 years now and am happy to say that I am high school senior graduating with my a+, Network+, I-NET+, Server+ certification as well as being a Certified Internet Webmaster Associate. and most of the knoweldge that I used to pass these exams came from watching you on TSS and CFH I just wanted to say thank you for teaching me, and all of us who watch so much over the years and I hope to see you on for many moreand all

  8. Yay! Welcome back Leo! Tech TV just wasn’t the same without you! Besides gotta have a Machead there so we can keep getting Mac tips!

  9. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO–HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    I can keep my p.c. and my Direct-tv!!!
    This is the best news!!
    Man,talk about a close call!
    Just glad its over,now bring on Leo and Call for Help and S.S.!!!

  10. Welcome back Leo! That show was so lost without YOU! I think Tina Turner said it right,
    your (SIMPLY THE BEST!!)
    God Bless You & your family, your fan & book buyer, :0)XO
    Cassandra Salazar :0)

  11. The same guy who decided Tech TV could make it without Leo used to work at Coke…ya know??? Let’s change the formula?! Before that the same Moron worked at Osborne Computer. What a resume this guy has.
    Welcome back Leo!!! You the man!!!

  12. I wish G4 TV would simply fade away. Every host on that channel is so annoying – esp the Megadeth look alike moron and those loud and nasty chicks on whatever that show is that all they do is yell. Get rid of the G4 putzs and give their salaries to Leo.

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  14. YO!! i too wish to welcome back the bubbly perky leo. although the last show that roger and cat did together was superb!!! both relaxed [well cat always is ..but this time she didn’t have the ‘babysitter watchin” out for the kids attitude]. roger was EXCELLENT. i don’t know if all this was due to the fact that they knew that leo would be back the next day, or if they just finally got their ‘sea legs’ under them and learned to relax and enjoy what they were doing. either way, it was a great program. congrats to the two of them….i am putting this here to let leo know, and to let some of the others of you know that yes, leo is the greatest..but cat and rog are pretty great in thier own right too.

  15. So glad to see you back leo! I rely on the screensavers and hope comcast uses some of the $10/month increase in my internet cable price to put you back on TSS.

  16. Leo
    The others on the show are great, but you add a special quality and knowledge to the show. Hope Comcast realizes what they have.
    Larry

  17. It’s great to know Leo’s back. I think everyone on TechTV is great, but Leo adds a flavor of fun and respect that makes it special. Welcome back Leo and keep up the great work!!
    Greg
    New York, NY

  18. Leo,
    Hope you do see this. Glad to hear you’re back. I’ve never watched Call for Help and probably will not (I prefer the planned segments of The Screen Savers versus too many phone-in calls), and hope you return to TSS in some capacity. Either way, you belong on TV. I guess I’m partial to Yale dropouts – your boundless curiousity and spirit really makes watching the show fun. I hope you find a show where you get to keep up a repartee with others – that’s where you shine the brightest.
    Mike

  19. Thanks to you, my girlfriends have left me because I’m spending 27 hours a week listening to you, David Lawrence and Larry Piland. Worst of all, my wife likes theese shows too!

  20. Hey, they know that Leo is TechTV. The only good shows on the whole network are Call for Help and the Screensavers. And Screensavers is not as good without Leo!!!

  21. GREAT to have you back Leo… Nothing against those guys but I like The Screen Savers a heck of alot more with you on there… now all I watch is call for help!
    Goodluck with Comcast!

  22. w000t! welcome back. been a fan since b4 tech tv! weren’t you the guy in the old computer shopper column – in the lab of pepsi and doom!? wasn’t that leo and kate?
    anyhoo…wb!

  23. He’s Backkkkkk:
    Obi Wan has returned to the tub! He’s back where he’s belong.
    Now I hope we do not have to do that again.
    Mo
    Miramar fl

  24. I`m sure all the techt fans are exicted about this news. After u left i haven`t watched CFH for quite a long time. Coz it`s too bored. and i seemed to noticed Cat`s also look quite upset bout it.
    Well I hope the Vulcan will get back u on TSS. Coz even though Kevin did a good job to keep the show`s cool and fun. But hey nobody does better then you . The Great Leo

  25. they would have lost a WHOLE lot of viewers like me if Leo would have not come back. I am soooo happy that hes back.

  26. I was in the hospital watching over my Dad with cancer.I could not watch the shows at all during this time.I had no idea that Leo had left.Just to think that a Corporation would let this man go is beyond belief.Did they think the “show” would go on without him? Typical corporate America,trying to save a buck for their own greed.They must have realized the voice of the people is a better statistic than some businesspersons graph or chart.

  27. I just read on slashdot.com that all of TechTV Staff were fired. Is this really true?
    If it is, that sucks big time.
    I’m I.T/I.S. Professional and although I dont need TechTV’s help, I enjoyed watching Leo and the rest of the gang and as well the way they explained things to people who are new to computers.
    I’ve been busy with projects at work and havent watched TechTV for a while didnt know Leo had left.

  28. I’m glad to hear you’re comming back. If the corp gets rid of you guys then I am never watching the network again. You guys are the few people that I learn something from anymore. These dummied-down magazines and tv shows don’t even compare to you guys. I hope your stay will be a very long one, Pat, Yoshi and everyone else too.
    Much Love,
    James from Florida

  29. To Whom it may concern,
    I’ve watched TechTV & Screensavers ever since; well ever since they began and it has been a REAL (Really Exquisit Approach to Life on the Screen)! So, with that said TTV & SS just isn’t with out Leo. As Retired Corp. Pres. I have seen it all over the past 35 years and not seeing Leo was like Electricity without Voltage. Note: To Corp. Decision makers:
    Wake up and smell the coffee
    Leo is GOLD, Follow the Money
    Respectfully,
    Mister Bee
    P.S. Leo drop me an E-Mail, Corp. You too!

  30. I know that this is late in coming but it’s so good to read that you’ll be staying on at tech tv. While i have seen the ads for g-4 and tech tv, i had was thinking it was some kind of up-coming special, not a merger having never heard of g-4 until this past sunday. I’ve watched your show for 3 years, you are the reason i bought my first computer last year, i usually watch TSS at midnight here on the east coast on direct-tv since i work second shift and now i watch call for help in the morning too. Anyway, i agree with you there are smart folks on TSS and TECH TV as a whole however, chemistry makes classics and to me you are a large part of that equation!

  31. Here we go again.. Another sell out.. one less choice to pick from .. what happens when there are no more choices. The guilty are promoted and the innocent suffer (Sorry staff of TECH TV).. been there myself.. Are we now going see TECH TV from INDIA or CHINA?

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