Roger Ebert is on the way back
I still watch Ebert & Roeper, even though Roger Ebert has not been on the show for several months since he had complications following salivary gland surgery. The show isn't the same. It's not that the revolving series of film critics they have sitting next to Richard Roeper (A.O. Scott, David Edelstein, David Poland, director Kevin Smith, actress Aisha Tyler and actor Fred Willard, among others) haven't been interesting (if an odd mix), it's just that they're not Roger Ebert, and his prescence is sorely missed.
But he's on the mend. As Ebert himself says in this Chicago Sun-Times piece, he's feeling better, doing rehab in Florida, and he plans to attend (though not MC) his annual Overlooked Film Festival at the end of April at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He's celebrating 40 years as a movie critic, and has a new book out now, Your Movie Sucks, which is about bad movies (his other book about bad flicks, I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, was quite good). Hopefully he'll be back to the show later this year or next year.