Roger Ebert
(Steve Shoemaker)
June 18, 2012

C-U’s Native Film Critic Turns 70: Ebert’s Early Life

For most people, the name Roger Ebert stands out as a man who’s known for giving movies a thumbs up or down. And it’s widely known he hails from Urbana.  But to those who haven’t read the famed critic’s memoir, there’s a backstory to a man who didn’t set out to write about film.  


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