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'Life Itself' trailer teases touching Roger Ebert documentary

'Life Itself' trailer teases touching Roger Ebert documentary

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) --Here's the trailer for a forthcoming Roger Ebert documentary, "Life Itself."
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Ebert's 'At the Movies' put on hold

Ebert's 'At the Movies' put on hold

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Chicago film critic Roger Ebert says he has put "At the Movies" on hold indefinitely because he has not found funding for the weekly half-hour show.
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Ebert says TV show needs cash infusion

Ebert says TV show needs cash infusion

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago film critic and television personality Roger Ebert says "Ebert Presents at the Movies" will end this season if it doesn't get financial help soon.
Roger Ebert wants to keep book under wraps

Roger Ebert wants to keep book under wraps

CHICAGO, May 15 (UPI) -- Renowned U.S. film critic Roger Ebert has confirmed he's writing a book, but has refused to disclose the subject matter.
TV's 'At the Movies' canceled

TV's 'At the Movies' canceled

CHICAGO, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. syndicated film review program "At the Movies" has been canceled after 24 seasons, said Disney-ABC Domestic Television and ABC Media Productions.

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Thumbs gone in Ebert show renewal impasse

CHICAGO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The words Hollywood craves -- "two thumbs up" -- are gone while reviewer Roger Ebert and Disney-ABC work on a renewal of "At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper."

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2006 with 339 to follow.
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Robet Ebert to get Walk of Fame star

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Film critic Roger Ebert will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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LVP2002030602 - LAS VEGAS, Mar. 6 (UPI) -- Movie critic Richard Roeper, who replaced deceased Gene Siskel, the long time partner of Roger Ebert,.appeared at ShoWest at Paris in Las Vegas on March 6, 2002.. cc/rw/Roger Williams UPI
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Eugene Kal "Gene" Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Alongside colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted the popular review show Siskel & Ebert At the Movies from 1975 until his death.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Siskel was raised by his aunt and uncle after both his parents died when he was ten He attended Culver Academies, graduated in Philosophy at Yale University in 1967, where he studied writing under Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Hersey, who helped him land a job at the Chicago Tribune in 1969. In 1975, Siskel teamed up with Roger Ebert, film reviewer for the Chicago Sun-Times, to host a show on the local Chicago PBS station WTTW which eventually became Sneak Previews. Their "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" system soon became an easily recognizable trademark, popular enough to be parodied on comedy shows such as In Living Color and in movies such as Hollywood Shuffle and Godzilla. Sneak Previews gained a nationwide audience in 1978 when it was carried on PBS.

Siskel and Ebert left WTTW and PBS in 1982 for syndication. Their new show, At the Movies, was produced and distributed by Tribune Broadcasting, the parent company that owned the Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV. Sneak Previews continued on PBS for 14 more years with other hosts. In 1986, Siskel and Ebert left Tribune Broadcasting to have their show produced by the syndication arm of The Walt Disney Company. The new incarnation of the show was originally titled Siskel & Ebert & the Movies, but later shortened to Siskel & Ebert. At the Movies also continued a few more years with other hosts.

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