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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Profile on film critic, Roger Ebert

"It has been nearly four years since Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw and his ability to speak. Now TV's most famous movie critic is rarely seen and never heard, but his words have never stopped."

"Seven years ago, he recovered quickly from the surgery to cut out his cancerous thyroid and was soon back writing reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times and appearing with Richard Roeper on At the Movies. A year later, in 2003, he returned to work after his salivary glands were partially removed, too, although that and a series of aggressive radiation treatments opened the first cracks in his voice. In 2006, the cancer surfaced yet again, this time in his jaw," reports Esquire.

"He is a wonderful writer, and today he is producing the best work of his life. In 1975 he became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer prize, but his TV fame saw most of his fans, at least those outside Chicago, forget that he was a writer if they ever did know...But now everything he says must be written, either first on his laptop and funneled through speakers or, as he usually prefers, on some kind of paper." READ MORE

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