Movie Brief: The Return of Roger Ebert
The number of movies reviewed can vary from week to week depending on the release schedules, usually between four to six. The format will follow the original show between Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, “Sneak Previews,” which started 35 years ago. A year after Siskel died in 1999, Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper joined him. Ebert left the television in 2006 due to thyroid cancer. In the new show, Ebert will wear silicone prosthesis, since he’s lost much of his jaw because of the cancer.
The show marks the return of the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic. Ebert will host “Roger’s Office” highlighting a film or film-related topic of his choice. In addition, there will be special segments with guest critics.
The show is produced in Chicago at WTTW and it will air on public television stations across the country. Check your local PBS station for schedule.
For more information, check out http://www.ebertpresents.com/
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