I just saw a FN ad for their "classic" shows - old clips available exclusively online. After being tempted by an afro-topped Emeril and a Straight-out-of-Sixteen Candles Bobby Flay, I went online, but there are only four clips...a 1998 Batali one being the only FN chef clip of any prominence.
The link they showed on TV, http://www.foodnetwork.com/classic/ just redirects to their splash page. To see the clips, go to http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/video... and click on "classics" or whatever.
No old Flay, no Emeril...wonder why this thing launched so sloppily.
Either way, I hope it's evidence of market research based on backlash over their continued dumbing-down, and they'll see interest in a "classics" segment in their cable programming.