Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm back! And a word about "Roger Ebert Presents At The Movies"

I've been away from this blog for far too long -- one month shy of one whole year away. 

October 20, 2009 was the date of my last post here, but now I will be updating this blog much more often!  In these intervening months I have been wondering whether Twitter and Facebook have made blogs more or less obsolete.  I'd be foolish to answer "yes", but Twitter is where I have been spotted on numerous occasions over the last year.

A great deal has happened since October of 2009, including the announcement ten days ago (September 10, 2010) of Roger Ebert's new movie review/film criticism television show "Roger Ebert Presents At The Movies".  The new show will air on PBS television in the U.S. beginning in January 2011.  Roger will be joined on the show by lead co-hosts Christy Lemire (pronounced "Lem-eer") and Elvis Mitchell.  They will review the latest new film releases.  Kim Morgan and me will be substitute co-hosts and contribute various feature pieces to the show, which will air each week and be a total of a half-hour in length, and without commercial interruption.  Chaz Ebert produces.

Here's a statement about the show that I published on my movie/interview/essay/video website The Popcorn Reel on Saturday, September 18.

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