Ebert, Roeper call it quits on At the Movies

Sad day today, folks. I'm a huge fan of At The Movies with Ebert and Roeper, a weekly movie review program originally hosted by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. Well, after two years of medical issues, Ebert is calling it quits, and the second co-host, Richard Roeper, is following suite. The International Herold Tribune reports:
Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert says he's cutting ties with the television show that he and the late Gene Siskel made famous.

In an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday, Ebert said Disney-ABC Domestic Television had decided to take the show "in a new direction" and he won't be associated with it.

His announcement came a day after Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper said he was leaving the nationally syndicated At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper.
Sounds like neither host liked the direction Disney wanted to take the show. As a regular viewer, it saddens me to see them go. But I'll keep an eye out for both of them elsewhere.

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