Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS show Sneak Previews, followed by several variously named At the Movies programs; the two verbally traded humorous barbs while discussing films. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up", used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review. After Siskel died in 1999, Ebert continued hosting the show with various co-hosts and starting in 2000, with Richard Roeper. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times said Ebert "was without question the nation's most prominent and influential film critic", Tom Van Riper of Forbes described him as "the most powerful pundit in America", Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called him "the best-known film critic in America".
Ebert lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands beginning in 2002. In 2006, he required treatment necessitating the removal of his lower jaw, leaving him disfigured and costing him the ability to speak or eat normally, his ability to write remained unimpaired and he continued to publish both online and in print until his death on April 4, 2013. Roger Joseph Ebert was born in Urbana, the only child of Annabel, a bookkeeper, Walter Harry Ebert, an electrician, he was raised Roman Catholic, attending St. Mary's elementary school and serving as an altar boy in Urbana, his paternal grandparents were German his maternal ancestry was Irish and Dutch. Ebert's interest in journalism began when he was a student at Urbana High School, where he was a sports writer for The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. In his senior year, he was class president and editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, The Echo. In 1958, he won the Illinois High School Association state speech championship in "radio speaking", an event that simulates radio newscasts.
Regarding his early influences in film criticism, Ebert wrote in the 1998 parody collection Mad About the Movies: Ebert began taking classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as an early-entrance student, completing his high school courses while taking his first university class. After graduating from Urbana High School in 1960, Ebert attended and received his undergraduate degree in 1964. While at the University of Illinois, Ebert worked as a reporter for The Daily Illini and served as its editor during his senior year while continuing to work as a reporter for the News-Gazette of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; as an undergraduate, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and president of the U. S. Student Press Association. One of the first movie reviews he wrote was a review of La Dolce Vita, published in The Daily Illini in October 1961. Ebert spent a semester as a master's student in the department of English there before attending the University of Cape Town on a Rotary fellowship for a year.
He returned from Cape Town to his graduate studies at Illinois for two more semesters and after being accepted as a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, he prepared to move to Chicago. He needed a job to support himself while he worked on his doctorate and so applied to the Chicago Daily News, hoping that, as he had sold freelance pieces to the Daily News, including an article on the death of writer Brendan Behan, he would be hired by editor Herman Kogan. Instead Kogan referred Ebert to the city editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, Jim Hoge, who hired Ebert as a reporter and feature writer at the Sun-Times in 1966, he attended doctoral classes at the University of Chicago while working as a general reporter at the Sun-Times for a year. After movie critic Eleanor Keane left the Sun-Times in April 1967, editor Robert Zonka gave the job to Ebert; the load of graduate school and being a film critic proved too much, so Ebert left the University of Chicago to focus his energies on film criticism.
Ebert began his career as a film critic in 1967. That same year, he met film critic Pauline Kael for the first time at the New York Film Festival. After he sent her some of his columns, she told him they were "the best film criticism being done in American newspapers today"; that same year, Ebert's first book, a history of the University of Illinois titled Illini Century: One Hundred Years of Campus Life, was published by the University's press. In 1969, his review of Night of the Living Dead was published in Reader's Digest. Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, poorly received on its release yet has become a cult classic. Ebert and Meyer made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up!, other films, were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi? Starting in 1968, Ebert worked for the University of Chicago as an adjunct lecturer, teaching a night class on film at the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.
In 1975, Ebert received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2007, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert publish
City University of New York
The City University of New York is the public university system of New York City, the largest urban university system in the United States. CUNY and the State University of New York are separate and independent university systems, despite the fact that both public institutions receive funding from New York State. CUNY, however, is located in only New York City, while SUNY is located in the entire state, including New York City. CUNY was founded in 1847 and comprises 25 institutions: eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, one undergraduate honors college, seven post-graduate institutions; the University enrolls more than 275,000 students, counts thirteen Nobel Prize winners and twenty-four MacArthur Fellows among its alumni. CUNY is the third-largest university system in the United States, in terms of enrollment, behind the State University of New York, the California State University system. More than 274,000-degree-credit students and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs.
The university has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, with students hailing from 208 countries, but from New York City. The black and Hispanic undergraduate populations each comprise more than a quarter of the student body, Asian undergraduates make up 18 percent. Fifty-eight percent are female, 28 percent are 25 or older; the following table is'sortable'. CUNY employs over 10,000 adjunct faculty members. Faculty and staff are represented by the Professional Staff Congress, a labor union and chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. André Aciman, recipient of Whitting Award for emerging writers, Lambda Literary Award winner for his novel Call Me By Your Name Chantal Akerman, film director, Distinguished Lecturer, City College of New York Meena Alexander and writer, Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center and Hunter College Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center William Bialek, Graduate Center Edwin G. Burrows and writer, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer and activist, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Billy Collins, poet, U.
S. Poet Laureate, Lehman College Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center John Corigliano, Graduate Center Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize winner, Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College Roy DeCarava and photographer, Hunter College Carolyn Eisele, Hunter College Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor, Graduate Center Allen Ginsberg, Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College Kimiko Hahn, winner of PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, Queens College David Harvey, Graduate Center bell hooks, educator and critic, Distinguished Professor at City College of New York Tyehimba Jess, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, College of Staten Island KC Johnson (born, Professor of History, known for his work exposing the facts about the Duke lacrosse case Michio Kaku, City College Jane Katz, Olympian swimmer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Alfred Kazin and critic, Distinguished Professor at Hunter College and Graduate Center Saul Kripke, Graduate Center Irving Kristol, City College Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center Peter Kwong, filmmaker, Distinguished Professor of Asian American studies and Urban Affairs and Planning Professor at Hunter College, professor of sociology at Graduate Center Ben Lerner, MacArthur Fellow, Brooklyn College Audre Lorde and activist, City College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Distinguished Thomas Hunter Chair at Hunter College Cate Marvin, Guggenheim Fellowship winner, College of Staten Island John Matteson and writer, Pulitzer Prize winner, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Stanley Milgram, social psychologist, Graduate Center June Nash, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Graduate Center Itzhak Perlman, Brooklyn College Frances Fox Piven, political scientist and educator, Graduate Center Graham Priest, Graduate Center Adrienne Rich and activist, City College of New York David M. Rosenthal, Graduate Center Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. historian and social critic, Graduate Center Flora Rheta Schreiber, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, literary critic, Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center Betty Shabazz and activist, Medgar Evers College Dennis Sullivan, Graduate Center Katherine Verdery, Julien J. Studley and Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center Michele Wallace, Professor Emeritus of English, Women's Studies and Film Studies at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center Mike Wallace and writer, Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center Elie Wiesel, political activist, Distinguished Professor of Judaic Studies at City College Andrea Alu and physicist, Einstein Professor of Physics at CUNY Graduate Center CUNY was created in 1961, by New York State legislation, signed into law by Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
The legislation integrated existing institutions and a new graduate school into a coordinated system of higher education for the city, under the control of the "Board of Higher Education of the City of New York", created by New York State legisla
Classical High School
Classical High School, founded in 1843, is a public magnet school in the Providence School District, in Providence, Rhode Island. It was an all-male school but has since become co-ed. Classical's motto is Certare, Reperire, Neque Cedere, a Latin translation of the famous phrase taken from Tennyson's poem "Ulysses", "To Strive, to Seek, to Find, Not to Yield", it has been rated "High Performing and Sustaining" by its performance in 2005 on the New Standards Reference Exam, placing third in the state. The school made Newsweek's America's Best High Schools of 2012 with a 99% graduation rate, 95% college bound, an average SAT score of 1578, an average AP score of 2.8. Classical High School stands at the intersection of the Federal Hill, West End, Upper South Providence neighborhoods. Classical High School, a demanding college preparatory examination school, serves a diverse community and provides its students with the means to achieve high standards in a rigorous learning environment. Classical encourages its students to pursue academic, artistic and personal growth so they will experience success in colleges and universities, will demonstrate excellence in leadership within the community.
Classical High School's current building was finished in 1970 and is one of few buildings in the area created in the Brutalist architectural style. The original school buildings had become outdated by the 1950s and after several fires and years of study, the city launched a competition for a new education complex in 1963; the winning design was by noted local architects Harkness & Geddes in collaboration with Walter Gropius, who founded The Architects Collaborative, the famous Boston architectural firm. William McKenzie Woodward, a well-known architectural historian and staff member of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, does not agree aesthetically with the building, going so far as to write in his Guide to Providence Architecture, "It's no wonder Modernism has gotten such a bad reputation in Rhode Island because it smells bad there." In 1986 McKenzie had however admitted in his survey for the Preservation Commission that "The new complex, the first of its kind in Providence built to serve a stable rather than expanding population, was well received as an ample and functional facility."
Quoting John Ware Lincoln chairman of the Division of Design at Rhode Island School of Design as having noted: "The new Classical buildings are fine architecture, by the old standards, but they are exemplary of the new concept of the architect as an environmental planner, working with social and civic sciences, transportation engineering, building technologies, and, in this case, education philosophy."The previous building, designed by Martin & Hall, was a yellow brick building with a peaked roof. It was smaller and was bounded by Pond Street, consumed in the creation of the new campus; when the old building was razed the yellow bricks were sold to alumni. Anaridis Rodriguez - Former Weather Channel personality and current CBS Boston News anchor Vernon Alden – Scholar, 15th president of Ohio University John M. Barry – American author and historian Steve Cascione – Meteorologist Joel Cohen – American musician specializing in early music repertoires Lauren Corrao – television executive Clark Coolidge – Poet and Jazz Musician Amy Diaz – co-host of "Social Women" & Miss Earth United States 2009 John W. Dower – Pulitzer Prize winner Ronald Dworkin – Legal Philosopher & Professor at NYU C. M. Eddy, Jr.
– Author known for his horror and supernatural short stories Jorge Elorza - Mayor of Providence Stanley Fish – Literary theorist and legal scholar Rudolph Fisher – pioneering Black radiologist and writer of the Harlem Renaissance Gordon D. Fox – American politician from Providence, Rhode Island and the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives Allan Fung – American politician and the first Asian-American mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island Robin Green – Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning writer and producer. Gilbert V. Indeglia – Justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Frederick Irving – United States Ambassador to Iceland from 1972 to 1976, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs from 1976 to 1977, United States Ambassador to Jamaica from 1977 to 1978. Michael Kang – Filmmaker Frank Licht – Former Governor of Rhode Island George Macready – Film actor Paul Mercurio – Emmy Award and Peabody Award winning comedy writer, producer and performer Joan Nathan – Award-winning author of cookbooks & Producer TV documentaries on the subject of Jewish cuisine Joe Nocera – American business journalist and author, business columnist for The New York Times John O. Pastore – Former Governor of Rhode Island, United States Senator S. J. Perelman – American Humorist Melanie Sanford – American chemist, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at University of Michigan A. O. Scott – Chief movie critic for The New York Times Bruce M. Selya – senior federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and chief judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillan
Harvard College is the undergraduate liberal arts college of Harvard University. Founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world; the school came into existence in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony—though without a single building, instructor, or student. In 1638, the college became home for North America's first known printing press, carried by the ship John of London. Three years the college was renamed in honor of deceased Charlestown minister John Harvard who had bequeathed to the school his entire library and half of his monetary estate. Harvard's first instructor was schoolmaster Nathaniel Eaton; the school's first students were graduated in 1642. In 1665, Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck "from the Wampanoag … did graduate from Harvard, the first Indian to do so in the colonial period."The colleges of England's Oxford and Cambridge Universities are communities within the larger university, each an association of scholars sharing room and board.
Harvard's founders may have envisioned it as the first in a series of sibling colleges on the English model which would constitute a university—though no further colleges materialized in colonial times. The Indian College was active from 1640 to no than 1693, but it was a minor addition not operated in federation with Harvard according to the English model. Harvard began granting higher degrees in the late eighteenth century, it was styled Harvard University as Harvard College was thought of as the university's undergraduate division in particular. Today Harvard College is responsible for undergraduate admissions, housing, student life, athletics – all undergraduate matters except instruction, the purview of Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences; the body known as The President and Fellows of Harvard College retains its traditional name despite having governance of the entire University. Radcliffe College paid Harvard faculty to repeat their lectures for women students. Since the 1970s, Harvard has been responsible for undergraduate governance matters for women.
About 2,000 students are admitted each year, representing between five and ten percent of those applying. Few transfers are accepted. Midway through the second year, most undergraduates join one of fifty standard fields of concentration. Joint concentrations and special concentrations are possible. Most Harvard College concentrations lead to the Artium Baccalaureus completed in four years, though students leaving high school with substantial college-level coursework may finish in three. A smaller number receive the Scientiarum Baccalaureus. There are special degree programs, such as a five-year program leading to both a Harvard undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts from the New England Conservatory of Music. Undergraduates must fulfill the general education requirement of coursework in eight designated fields: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding Culture and Belief Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning Ethical Reasoning Science of Living Systems Science of the Physical Universe Societies of the World United States in the WorldEach student's exposure to a range of intellectual areas, while pursuing a chosen concentration in depth, fulfills the injunction of Harvard past-president Abbott Lawrence Lowell that liberal education should produce "men who know a little of everything and something well."In 2012, dozens of students were disciplined for cheating on a take-home exam in one course.
The university instituted an honor code beginning in the fall of 2015. The total annual cost of attendance, including tuition and room and board, for 2018–2019 was $67,580. Under financial aid guidelines adopted in 2012, families with incomes below $65,000 no longer pay anything for their children to attend, including room and board. Families with incomes between $65,000 to $150,000 pay no more than 10 percent of their annual income. In 2009, Harvard offered grants totaling $414 million across all eleven divisions. Grants total 88 percent of Harvard's aid for undergraduate students, with aid provided by loans and work-study. Nearly all undergraduates live on campus, for the first year in dormitories in or near Harvard Yard and in the upperclass houses—administrative subdivisions of the college as well as living quarters, providing a sense of community in what might otherwise be a incohesive and administratively daunting university environment; each house is presided over by a senior-faculty dean, while its Allston Burr Resident Dean—usually a junior faculty member—supervises undergraduates' day-to-day academic and disciplinary well-being.
The faculty dean and resident dean are assisted by other members of the Senior Common Room—select graduate students and university officials brought into voluntary association with each house. Many tutors reside in the house, as do the faculty resident dean. Terms like tutor, Senior Common Room, Junior Common Room reflect
Rhode Island the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest state in area, the seventh least populous, the second most densely populated, it has the longest official name of any state. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south via Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound, it shares a small maritime border with New York. Providence is most populous city in Rhode Island. On May 4, 1776, the Colony of Rhode Island was the first of the Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown, it was the fourth among the newly independent states to ratify the Articles of Confederation on February 9, 1778; the state boycotted the 1787 convention which drew up the United States Constitution and refused to ratify it. Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the large bays and inlets that amount to about 14 percent of its total area.
Despite its name, most of Rhode Island is located on the mainland of the United States. Its official name is State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, derived from the merger of four Colonial settlements; the settlements of Newport and Portsmouth were situated on what is called Aquidneck Island today, but it was called Rhode Island in Colonial times. Providence Plantation was the name of the colony founded by Roger Williams in the area now known as the city of Providence; this was adjoined by the settlement of Warwick. It is unclear how the island came to be named Rhode Island, but two historical events may have been of influence: Explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano noted the presence of an island near the mouth of Narragansett Bay in 1524 which he likened to the island of Rhodes. Subsequent European explorers were unable to identify the island that Verrazzano had named, but the Pilgrims who colonized the area assumed that it was this island. Adriaen Block passed by the island during his expeditions in the 1610s, he described it in a 1625 account of his travels as "an island of reddish appearance,", "een rodlich Eylande" in 17th-century Dutch, one popular notion is that this Dutch phrase might have influenced the name Rhode Island.
The earliest documented use of the name "Rhode Island" for Aquidneck was in 1637 by Roger Williams. The name was applied to the island in 1644 with these words: "Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island." The name "Isle of Rodes" is used in a legal document as late as 1646. Dutch maps as early as 1659 call the island "Red Island". Roger Williams was a theologian, forced out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, seeking religious and political tolerance, he and others founded Providence Plantation as a free proprietary colony. "Providence" referred to the concept of divine providence, "plantation" was an English term for a colony. "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" is the longest official name of any state in the Union. In recent years, the word plantation in the state's name became a contested issue, the Rhode Island General Assembly voted on June 25, 2009 to hold a general referendum determining whether "and Providence Plantations" would be dropped from the official name.
Advocates for excising plantation claimed that the word symbolized an alleged legacy of disenfranchisement for many Rhode Islanders, as well as the proliferation of slavery in the colonies and in the post-colonial United States. Rhode Island abolished slavery in 1652, but the law was not enforced and, by the early 18th century, it was "the epicenter of the North American slave trade", according to the Brown Daily Herald. Advocates for retaining the name argued that plantation was an archaic synonym for colony and bore no relation to slavery; the referendum election was held on November 2, 2010, the people voted overwhelmingly to retain the entire original name. In 1636, Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious views, he settled at the top of Narragansett Bay on land sold or given to him by Narragansett sachem Canonicus, he named the site Providence Plantations, "having a sense of God's merciful providence unto me in my distress", it became a place of religious freedom where all were welcome.
In 1638, Anne Hutchinson, William Coddington, John Clarke, Philip Sherman, other religious dissenters settled on Aquidneck Island, purchased from the local tribes who called it Pocasset. This settlement was governed by the Portsmouth Compact; the southern part of the island became the separate settlement of Newport after disagreements among the founders. Samuel Gorton purchased lands at Shawomet in 1642 from the Narragansetts, precipitating a dispute with the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1644, Providence and Newport united for their common independence as the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, governed by an elected council and "president". Gorton received a separate charter for his settlement in 1648 which he named Warwick after his patron. Brown University was founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, it was one of nine Colonial colleges granted charters before the American Revolution, but was the first college in America to accept students regardless of religious affilia
Richard E. Roeper is an American columnist and film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times, he co-hosted the television series At the Movies with Roger Ebert from 2000 to 2008, as Gene Siskel's successor. From 2010 until 2014 he co-hosted The Roe and Roeper Show with Roe Conn on WLS-AM. On October 19, 2015, Roeper was selected as the new host for the FOX 32 morning show Good Day Chicago, he served as the host until October 2017. Roeper was born in Illinois, he grew up in south suburban Dolton and attended Thornridge High School, graduating from Illinois State University in 1982. Roeper began working as a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1987; the topics of his columns range from politics to media to entertainment. He has written seven books, on topics from movies to urban legends to conspiracy theories to the Chicago White Sox. In 2009 Roeper appeared on Howard Stern's show and said he had written a book on gambling, entitled Bet the House, released in the first quarter of 2010. Roeper was a radio host on WLS AM 890 in Chicago.
He hosted shows on WLUP-FM, WLS-FM and WMVP-AM in Chicago. He won three Emmy awards for his news commentaries on Fox in the 1990s, was the film critic for CBS in Chicago for three years in the early 2000s, he won the National Headliner Award as the top newspaper columnist in the country in 1992, has been voted best columnist in Illinois by the Associated Press on numerous occasions. His columns have been syndicated by The New York Times to publications around the world. Roeper has written for a number of magazines, including Esquire, Spy, TV Guide, Playboy and Entertainment Weekly, he was once named as one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors. Roeper has been a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The O'Reilly Factor and countless other national programs, he is the host of Starz Inside, a monthly documentary series airing on the Starz network since the fall of 2007. Roeper appeared on the first episode of the fifth season of Entourage reviewing the fake movie Medellin starring fictional movie star Vincent Chase.
In April 2008, Roeper was the central figure on an episode of Top Chef, in which the contestants served up movie themed dishes to Roeper and his friends, including Aisha Tyler. In February 2009, Roeper launched his own web site, which features movie reviews, blog entries about politics and movies, photos and Twitter entries. For most of the year Roeper was blog entries. In December 2009, he launched a video section, with on-camera reviews of movies; the video segments are produced in partnership with the Starz premium cable channel. Roeper announced the reviews will appear first on his site on the Starz channel. In December 2009, it was reported that Roeper had signed a "six-figure" deal with ReelzChannel to be a regular contributor, he co-hosted the Roe and Roeper show with Roe Conn from April 12, 2010 until October 7, 2014 on Chicago's WLS-AM 890 radio station from 2-6pm CST. Roeper stopped reviewing movies for ReelzChannel in February 2015. In October 2015, he joined the cast of the Fox Chicago morning TV show.
He continues to review movies for the Chicago Sun-Times, he publishes videos of his reviews to YouTube. Roeper signed off from Fox Chicago's morning TV on October 18, 2017. Roeper was suspended from the Sun-Times on January 29, 2018, pending an investigation into allegations that he had purchased Twitter followers. On February 2, the Sun-Times released a statement stating that their investigation did find that Roeper purchased over 25,000 fake followers, he was reinstated by the paper, though he was required to begin using a new account on which he was explicitly disallowed from buying followers. After Gene Siskel of Siskel & Ebert died on Saturday, February 20, 1999, Roger Ebert did the show with nearly 30 co-hosts. After 10 guest stints, Roeper was offered the opportunity to permanently co-host the popular film review show with Ebert; the series was renamed Ebert & Roeper and the Movies in 2000, shortened to Ebert & Roeper in 2002. Beginning in August 2006, while his co-host Roger Ebert was recovering from cancer surgery, Roeper was joined by guest critics, including Clerks director Kevin Smith and The Tonight Show host Jay Leno.
On Sunday, July 20, 2008, Roeper announced he was leaving the show in mid-August and would return with a new show in the year. He continues to write his general interest column, contributes reviews to the Sun-Times and to newspapers across the country, he Rents, She Rents: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Women's Films and Guy Movies, with Laurie Viera Hollywood Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Delightfully Persistent Myths of Films and Music Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Deliciously Entertaining Myths That Are Absolutely, Positively, 100% Not True Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character is Doomed, Other Surprising Movie Lists Schlock Value: Hollywood At Its Worst Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of'67 to the Wizards of Oz Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, Evil Plots of the 21st Century Bet the House: How I Gambled Over a Grand a Day for 30 Days on Sports and Games of Chance Official website Biography from TV Tome Richard Roeper on IMDb