Russell Scott CANCELS The West Coast Truth
With only 5 episodes aired from season 5, The West Coast Truth with Russell Scott has been cancelled.
"I'm quite happy about it, the decision wasn't difficult to make. I have tried to quit the program several times and each time someone would beg me not to and so I begrudgingly carried on." says patriarch of The West Coast Truth, Russell Scott. "I realized there needed to be a comprimise between myself and the audience and this is found in The Russell Scott Show."
The Russell Scott Show will serve as the new anchor program for www.westcoasttruth.com.
"Back in the Summer I decided to do something a bit different and created The Hustle with Russell Scott. It was never intended to be a replacement for The WCT, but ultimately it served as the template for The Russell Scott Show.
None of Russell Scott's programs have a fixed running time, but The Russell Scott Show is roughly half-as-long as its predecessor.
In many ways, the WCT was a gruelling experience. Several episodes took me well over 20 hours to produce, which isn't all that fun to be honest. Even worse is doing a 60+ minute interview with someone you find completely boring. Yes, I said it! Some of my shows weren’t particularly entertaining and it wasn't just the audience who suffered. With The Russell Scott Show averaging roughly 35 minutes in length, the show tends not to fall into long stretches of droning dialogue as heard on The WCT.”
The decision to replace the WCT with the RSS boiled down to; A more exciting show, quicker production time, more shows per month and the name itself.
”With the name 'The West Coast Truth', there are certain limitations as to whom you can interview. Boxing writer, Steve Kim, would most likely have passed on doing a conspiracy show called 'The West Coast Truth', but with 'The Russell Scott Show', there are no stigmas. The RSS allows greater freedoms and as such, a wider audience with greater guest potential"
The Russell Scott Show is exclusive to YouTube. Guests in January include; former MI-5 agent Annie Machon, founder of the Venus Project Jacque Fresco and anthropologist Brien Foerster.