Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ebert No Longer "At The Movies"

You may have heard that Roger Ebert is leaving "At The Movies," along with Richard Roeper. I never cared that much about Roeper, but Siskel and Ebert (or Gene and Rog, as I like to call them) were like family. They were our local Chicago guys, and I watched them since they started "Sneak Previews" on WTTW in 1977. Gene moved on (that is, died) a few years ago and was replaced by Mr. Roeper (no, not that Mr. Roper). Now, the show Gene and Rog created is being revamped, and Ebert is no longer a part of it. I'm just sorry to see it go, that's all.

3 comments:

Kate said...

I would so love to find Gene's grave someday. First things first, tho, we gotta find Mr. Brady.

Hey, speaking of Mr. Roper, wonder where HE'S buried?! I better go look into it.

fancylad said...

The greatly talented and romantic Norman Fell is in Mt. Sinai:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4250

Uncle Zeke said...

I know this is LONG past the original posting, but I heard that Ebert left because the show was now connected to ABC, who is owned by Disney, and he was getting pressured to show favoritism to Disney related movies. I couldn't live with myself, if I were to turn on "At The Movies", and see ummm...Rog... sticking his thumb up for High School Musical 3: Electric Boogaloo.
It's better the way it is...