Roger Ebert Speaks…

27 Feb

To Oprah

On Tuesday March 2nd, Roger Ebert will be appearing on his old pal’s soon-to-be extinct talk show.  Ebert will be opening up about his life since beating cancer and how his life now is a new kind of normal.  After battling thyroid cancer, Ebert lost his lower jaw and his ability to eat, drink and speak.  He now communicates through a special voice equipped computer and will be premiering his new voice on Tuesday.

Ebert is every movie lover’s God.  He’s a Chicago guy, having been a film critic with the Chicago Sun-Times for over 40 years.  Famous for using his thumbs as a movie reviewing tool alongside the late Gene Siskel, Ebert has remained as vigilant as ever when it comes to doing what he does best.  Apart from his day job, he’s an accomplished author and has even created his very own film festival in Champaign, IL.

Coinciding with his appearance on Oprah, Esquire magazine ran a detailed feature on Ebert.  If you have never read his words or had the opportunity to listen to him dissect a film, it’s not too late.  He still continues to write on his website at rogerebert.com and you can find old episodes of Siskel & Ebert or Ebert & Roeper on YouTube.  He hasn’t let the hand he was dealt stop him from thriving and moving forward. 

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4 Responses to “Roger Ebert Speaks…”

  1. Carrie February 28, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    I miss the days of Siskel & Ebert. It was a complete love/hate relationship.

  2. Invisible Mikey February 28, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    I’m glad to know this too. Thanks.

    I’m afraid some of Roger’s more recent reviews read as if they were written under the effect of heavy meds, but when you read his long body of past work there’s no doubt he’s one of the best and most knowledgeable critics.

  3. Christopher February 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    Thanks for this post, Carrie. I had no idea. Now I’ll watch Oprah on Tuesday for certain….

    • Carrie February 27, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

      You’re welcome! I’m really looking forward to it; Oprah is supposed to follow him around (a day in the life).

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