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    • Laporte is the only person on the US version of the G4 network to have his show cancelled twice (Call for Help).

    • Leo was the only personality to have been a part of both incarnations of the show Call for Help on the G4 Network.

    • On February 4th, 2006 Leo will take part in "Mac Mania IV", a cruise devoted those interested in learning more and celebrating the Macintosh line of computers. He will be part of a panel with Macintosh computer experts Steve Wozniak and Burt Monroy.

    • Leo hosts his internet interview podcast show "This Week in Tech" with fellow Call for Help Co-host Amber MacArthur.

    • Leo's podcast This Week in Tech recently won the award for "The Year's Best Podcast" at the 2005 Podcasting Expo.

    • Laporte was the creator and host for two shows developed for the TechTV network: Call for Help and The Screen Savers.

    • Leo's last name is pronounced "la-port" as in report.

    • Although he is best known for being
      knowledgeable in computers and technology, Leo received his college major in Chinese History (Yale University, 1976).

    • Along with his television and radio hosting duties, Leo also produces four podcasts: The Laporte Report, Security Now! with Steve Gibson, This WEEK in TECH, and his KFI radio talk show.

    • In addition to his television duties, Leo currently hosts a weekend technology based radio talk show in Los Angeles, California. The show can be heard on on station KFI 640AM.

    • Leo is credited for writing the software for the popular Macintosh open source programs Q Dial and Mac Arc.

    • Was a Contributing Editor at "Access Magazine" for two years (2000-2001).

    • His "Leo Laporte's 2003 Technology Almanac" was chosen as Pearson Publishing's "Book of the Year".

    • From 1985 to 1988 Leo operated one of the first Macintosh only computer BBSs called Mac Queue.

    • In the great computer debate of Mac vs. Windows, Leo is a die-hard Mac user.

    • Leo currently hosts and produces the extremely popular TWiT (This Week in Tech) one of the most listened to podcast in the world. Formerly known as TROTSS (The Revenge of the Screen Savers), the podcast is made up of former TechTV employees and members of the popular yet cancelled show The Screen Savers.

    • Laporte is the author the "Leo Laporte's Technology Almanac" series of books since 2001. His 2003 update of the series was chosen as Pearson Publishing's "Book of the Year".

    • Originally hosted TechTV's Call For Help from 1998 until 2001. He returned as host in the spring of 2003 after his successor, Chris Pirillo, left and remained there through the series' abrupt cancellation during the G4/TechTV merger in May of 2004. The show, however, did continue on the Canadian network vesion of G4 called G4TechTV. In 2005 Call for Help was again cancelled in the U.S.

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