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Roger Ebert: Film Critic/Mensch Eulogy…by Robert M. Katzman 4/4/13

Filed under: Friendship & Compassion,Gritty Katzman Chicago Stories,Life & Death,Roger Ebert Eulogy — Bob at 8:42 pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013
© April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert died of cancer today. I knew him.
In the late 1960’s, when I owned Bob’s Newsstand in Hyde Park, I sold the Chicago Sun-Times every day, and always read his column. I was a teenager. I loved the movies and would eventually see about 200 a year, both foreign and domestic. When the University of Chicago Downtown Extension offered Film Criticism classes taught by Roger, I signed up for it twice, in 1970. I was 20, he was 27.