Roger Ebert Returns to Public TV

Posted on September 30, 2010

Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies will begin this January on WTTW Chicago, the same station that presented the legendary film critic’s original series, Opening Soon at a Theater Near You and Sneak Previews, alongside the late Gene Siskel. The film critic announced his new show earlier this month and said he will be joined on-screen by a host of reviewers, including the Associated Press’s Christy Lemirer, and Elvis Mitchell of NPR. Ebert, who lost his lower jaw and speaking ability to throat cancer, plans to appear in segments on the program through a computerized voice. Check out a preview of the show below and keep an eye out for Ebert’s trademark thumbs up for the upcoming Independent Lens program 45365, which appears at roughly four minutes into the clip. 


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