Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

We cannot begin to articulate the sadness that Chicago is feeling today after the loss of one of our greats, Roger Ebert. By now there are innumerable tributes; we particularly recommend you read Robert Feder and Rick Kogan.

Here’s Roger at his best in 1999, reminiscing about drinking with Mike Royko as a young kid fresh out of Urbana, Illinois, and reading Royko’s review of “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.” It’s a portrait of Chicago journalism that we deeply miss.

Watch the full video at Media Burn Archive.


Plus, save the date for this special event!

Race & Chicago PoliticsRace and Chicago Politics: 30 Years After the Election of Mayor Harold Washington. A panel discussion featuring: David Axelrod, Will Burns, Michael Dawson, Jacky Grimshaw, and Laura Washington. Plus, excerpts from Bill Stamets’ “Chicago Politics: A Theatre of Power”

Tuesday, April 9, 6-7:30 pm

Free and open to the public
University of Chicago International House, Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th Street

 

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