Q: Why did you decide to start a web site now?
A: I first bought the rights to richardroeper.com some 10 years ago. But between the Sun-Times web site and the web site for "Ebert & Roeper," I already had forums to post comments.
Now, as I'm working on a new show, I thought this would be the perfect time to launch the web site. In addition to the blog, I'll be posting written movie reviews, videos of reviews, photos, Twitter updates--and more. I'll continue to write for the Sun-Times, I'll continue to maintain my Facebook account and I'll keep Twittering as well. This will be the place for some exclusive content, and some personal asides and observations that don't really fit the column format.
Hope you enjoy!
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Q: When WILL you be launching a new show?
A: I've been asked that question at least 10 times a day, every day--and for that I'm grateful. I know there's a lot of interest out there, and believe me, I'm doing everything I can to make a new show happen.
Because of the uncertain economy and a number of other factors I can't really talk about at this point, it's been a challenge to find the right time and place to launch the new show. What I can tell you is that Roger Ebert and I are working with a very talented and deeply passionate group of people to bring back the show in the format originated by Gene Siskel and Roger more than 30 years ago: two journalists on a balcony set, debating the merits of current releases.
I hope to have concrete news within a month.
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