Roger Ebert has been the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.
The following year, Roger and Gene Siskel began a long run of reviewing movies on TV with "Sneak Previews," which was followed by At the Movies" and "Siskel & Ebert." After Siskel's death in 1999, he was joined by Richard Roeper on "Ebert & Roeper" until illness deprived him of the ability to speak.
"Ebert Presents at the Movies" has been the production dream of Roger and his wife Chaz since 2007, and it is fitting it returns to the same studio of WTTW/Chicago that "Sneak Previews" began in.
Ebert is the only film critic honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was voted an honorary life member of the Directors' Guild of America, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Cinematographers. His reviews appear in some 200 newspapers, and he has published 17 books.