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Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Roger Ebert’s First Review Was Published On This Date 47 Years Ago

On this day 47 years ago, the legendary film critic Roger Ebert wrote this first review for the Chicago Sun-Times.

04/07/2014

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Roger Ebert’s Wife Reflects On His Passing One Year Later

It was a year ago that Chicago lost one of its living treasures: film critic Roger Ebert. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with his widow, Chaz, about how she’s remembering him.

04/04/2014

Opening night of the Chicago International Film Festival, 2013. (CBS)

Ebert Honored At Chicago Film Festival Opening Night

Film critic Roger Ebert, who died in April, was credited with popularizing movie criticism through his Chicago Sun-Times reviews and the television show he started in the 1970s.

10/10/2013

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Roger Ebert’s Hometown Raising Money For Statue

He was Champaign-Urbana’s native son. Now, late film critic Roger Ebert’s hometown wants to give back.

09/10/2013

The Chicago Theater's marquee honors Roger Ebert. (CBS)

Celebrities, Fans Show Their Love For Ebert At Memorial Event

Ebert, who had battled cancer the past decade, was laid to rest Monday after a funeral at Holy Name Cathedral.

04/11/2013

Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ebertfest Will Go On Without Its Namesake

The show will go on. Next Wednesday, the 17th annual Ebertfest begins in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, home to the film festival for 15 years.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

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Roger Ebert ‘Had A Heart Big Enough To Accept And Love All’

Hundreds gathered at Holy Name Cathedral on Monday to say a final farewell to Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ebert Funeral Set For Monday At Holy Name

The funeral for legendary Chicago Sun-Times film Critic Roger Ebert will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Holy Name Cathedral, according to a press release from a publicist for Ebert’s family.

04/06/2013

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Ten Foot Mailbag: Roger Ebert Probably Hated Stadium Marriage Proposals

I won’t pretend I knew Roger Ebert personally, but his death affects me as a great admirer of his and what he stood for.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2013

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Famed Chicago Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

The longtime critic, who celebrated his 46th year with the Sun-Times this week, had been beset with a series of illnesses in recent years, including cancer of the salivary glands.

04/04/2013

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Roger Ebert Hospitalized With Fractured Hip

The 70-year-old Chicago Sun-Times film critic has battled cancer in his thyroid and salivary glands and lost his ability to speak and eat after cancer surgeries.

12/06/2012

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Hollywood Heavyweights To Work On Documentary About Ebert’s Life

Some big names in Hollywood have teamed up to make a documentary about the life of Pulitzer-prize winning film critic Roger Ebert.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Opinion: Famous People Should Keep Their Mouths Shut During Political Conventions

It is strange that famous people think the world gives a hoot about their political views. Last week, a good number of famed and fortuned people spoke their anti-Republican and anti-Romney prejudiced-minds regarding the Republican National Convention.

09/04/2012

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Ebert Asks U Of I Alums To Help Pay Debts Of Student Newspaper

The nonprofit that runs the Daily Illini at the University of Illinois is late on its mortgage payments and owes $250,000 to its printer.

02/16/2012

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Ebert’s Movie Show To Go Off Air Until Funding Is Found

Fans of famed movie critic Roger Ebert’s show, “Ebert Presents: At the Movies” will be disappointed to hear the program is going on hiatus at the end of this month.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

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Ebert’s Movie Show Won’t Be Back Without Funding

Roger Ebert’s latest movie review TV show will be canceled unless he can find additional funding.

11/07/2011

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra To Honor Ebert

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is planning to pay tribute to America’s most respected living movie critic later this month.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

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Ebert Apologizes For Tweet With N-Word

Film critic Roger Ebert is apologizing for a controversial tweet that used the N-word.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011