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Old 04-05-2013, 02:58 AM   #3
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Re: Roger Ebert: 1942-2013

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Originally Posted by gamevet View Post
It's sad to hear the Roger has passed. I really loved watching his reviews back in the Siskel & Ebert days.
I certainly did too, and I still find myself watching Siskel & Ebert episodes online -- even if it's been posted by their fans. In my younger days,Siskel & Ebert (and Roeper and Jay and Alice...) was one of the very few programs I looked forward to watching every Sunday evening on the Los Angeles ABC affiliate. I'm not a big movie aficionado by any stretch, I still think that a critic for any medium should consider Ebert's material well worthy of reading.

From Roger Ebert's final blog post:
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For years I devoutly took every one of my tear sheets, folded them and added them to a pile on my desk. [...] Today, because of technology, the opportunities to become bigger, better and reach more people are piling up too. The fact that we're re-launching the site now, in the midst of other challenges, should give you an idea how important Rogerebert.com and Ebert Digital are to Chaz and me. I hope you'll stop by, and look for me. I'll be there.

So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies.
To your final words, Roger, a very big thumbs up...
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