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Message 1353452 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 23:10:02 UTC

Roger Ebert-phenomenal movie reviewer..Gone at 70 from cancer


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Message 1353455 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 23:29:31 UTC - in response to Message 1353452.  

R.I.P. Roger Ebert. You will be missed.



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Message 1353458 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 23:59:28 UTC

RIP Roger.
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Message 1354596 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 7:25:47 UTC

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Message 1354669 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 14:43:43 UTC

R.I.P, but remember he was only a TV presenter.
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Message 1354791 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 20:24:35 UTC - in response to Message 1354669.  

R.I.P, but remember he was only a TV presenter.

No he wasn't.

Roger Ebert was a professional journalist (with a Pulitzer Prize) specializing in movie reviews. The TV gig only came about later, and he continued writing reviews after the cancer prevented him from being on TV anymore.

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Message 1354800 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 20:35:08 UTC - in response to Message 1354791.  

R.I.P, but remember he was only a TV presenter.

No he wasn't.

Roger Ebert was a professional journalist (with a Pulitzer Prize) specializing in movie reviews. The TV gig only came about later, and he continued writing reviews after the cancer prevented him from being on TV anymore.

And Roger can be found on the Hollywood walk of fame, He has His own star there...
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Message 1354803 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 20:42:18 UTC - in response to Message 1354800.  

R.I.P, but remember he was only a TV presenter.

No he wasn't.

Roger Ebert was a professional journalist (with a Pulitzer Prize) specializing in movie reviews. The TV gig only came about later, and he continued writing reviews after the cancer prevented him from being on TV anymore.

And Roger can be found on the Hollywood walk of fame, He has His own star there...

That doesn't impress me as much as the Pulitzer. Anyone can get a star; it just takes money, either his own or someone else's.

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Message 1354839 - Posted: 8 Apr 2013, 23:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 1354803.  

"Gene died 10 years ago on Feb. 20, 1999.

Siskel and Ebert -- the use of their last names a badge of honor and mark of fondness rather than a formality -- became the best-known movie critics in the nation, maybe on the planet, when their Chicago TV show "Sneak Previews" moved to PBS in 1978. The show would go through many titles, but its thumbs-up, thumbs-down format remained as simple and addictive as Raisinets during a matinee.

R.I.P. Siskel and Ebert
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Message 1354870 - Posted: 9 Apr 2013, 1:42:08 UTC - in response to Message 1354669.  

R.I.P, but remember he was only a TV presenter.



I have to admit..I've never heard of him...but for his family it is a sad passing.


Remember...Always look on the bright side of life.....
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Message 1355211 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 6:09:14 UTC - in response to Message 1354839.  

"Gene died 10 years ago on Feb. 20, 1999.

Siskel and Ebert -- the use of their last names a badge of honor and mark of fondness rather than a formality -- became the best-known movie critics in the nation, maybe on the planet, when their Chicago TV show "Sneak Previews" moved to PBS in 1978. The show would go through many titles, but its thumbs-up, thumbs-down format remained as simple and addictive as Raisinets during a matinee.

R.I.P. Siskel and Ebert

+1 They got me hooked too Lynn.
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Message 1355409 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 18:33:29 UTC

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