This sucks, I’ve been watching Ebert since I was little (though he was with the late Siskle as the article explains) and then I went on to see it with Roeper. I think ABC is stupid for trying to change the format of a great show like this into something that its not and I hope that they learn that you can’t fix something that’s part of Americana like Ebert and Roeper! Even today I go to check out their reviews to see what they think. I do feel that Roeper has more of an open mind when it comes to pop culture movies but I have seen Ebert enjoy movies that no one did and he had his own little twist on it. If they don’t fix this it is really a loose to the critics out there.
“Ebert & Roeper” Are No Longer
By Garth FranklinTuesday, July 22nd 2008 12:11am
image America’s most famous film critic Roger Ebert and his regular co-host Richard Roeper are leaving their movie review show which first began airing in 1975 with Ebert and the late Gene Siskel.
Ebert and ABC have been engaged in difficult contract renegotiations for the past year and its been revealed that the departure is mainly due to ABC wanting to take the show in a more “Entertainment Tonight”-style gossip direction.
Their departure, taking place in mid-August, leaves the program’s future unclear.