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Roger Ebert Statue To Be Unveiled

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment

CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film cri...

Ebert's Hometown Raising Money For Statue

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Organizers in Roger Ebert's hometown announced plans Tuesday to try to raise $125,000 to build a life-size bronze statue of th...

As Ebertfest Rolls On Sans Founder, A Look At Ebert's Hometown Pride

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

URBANA, Ill. -- Michael Esteves wakes up every day in the spot Roger Ebert called the center of the universe, and it isn't Chicago, New York or Cannes...

In Praise of a Real Man

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rod Lurie

If Roger Ebert's throat cancer -- devastating and unforgiving -- has not been able to stop him, then nothing as petty as the collapse of one of the nation's stalwart journalistic enterprises is going to either.

Film Critic Roger Ebert Alive and Kicking at EbertFest

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A thumbs up from Ebert is still the highest accolade (other than an Oscar) that a movie can get. EbertFest is like a week-long thumbs-up for filmmakers.

Roger Ebert Forced To Skip His Film Festival

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Roger Ebert says he'll have to skip this year's Ebertfest film festival after breaking a hip. The 65-year-old movie critic wr...

Roger Ebert Promises Return To Movie Reviewing This Month

AP | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHICAGO — Roger Ebert will resume writing reviews later this month, but will not rejoin his syndicated TV show because he's still unable to spea...