July 21, 2008

The Balcony is (Permanently) Closed

So Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper said today that they are leaving the TV show formerely known as "Ebert and Roeper," which marks the end of the "Siskel and Ebert" era.

True, Gene Siskel died nine years ago and Ebert has been off the air for more than two years due to his health, but it was, technically, the show that changed film criticism forever, one I watched religiously as a kid. True, Roeper may be an embarrassment as a writer and even worse as a TV personality, but I'm still sad to see the show ending.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 21, 2008 04:14 PM
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