I just disagree with the common assumption that if you expose the masses to high-end audio that they will flock to it in untold numbers, or in any numbers actually. I just don't think that that will happen. I have many friend and assorted other acquaintances that upon hearing my system are very impressed and yet none, and I mean none of them, have gone out and purchased anything anywhere close to what could be considered a high-end audio system, and these are all people who love music. This hobby will always be a very limited niche hobby and we all just better reconcile with this fact.
Even if a one hour show were dedicated to Audiophila it would eventually be dominated by whom ever has the biggest advertising budget. TV would be nice but I think we should build a temple! Where Audiophiles can go and see and hear equipment, have a hall with a museum of old vintage gear and recordings. Another area with seminars on set up and understanding your equipment. Holographic images of the past great designers and reviewers. A gift shop selling replica posters and Michael Fremer key chains. Gee, my heart is racing gotta pop another prozac.
My exposure came from my own desire to seek out better equipment and sound. So many posts imply that the average person knows nothing about High End gear, maybe the majority doesn't really care. Maybe, if they have the bucks, they prefer a High End automobile instead. I know that Ferraris, and Bentleys are out there, but they aren't out there for me and perhaps that is how the vast majority of people feel about Audio. My feelings are if the Industry were so concerned, it is they that should start the crusade to introduce others and not by having one or two shows per year somewhere around the globe.
I didn't think the link was funny at all. Moving on . . . A lot of people might enjoy watching an audiophile channel but not so sure many viewers would indulge. I think it is like that show where the Dad and his sons build motorcyles. I enjoyed some of that and loved the end product but would not entertain the idea of owning one. HST, I would watch the Audiophile channel and probably get excited all over again about the next step up.