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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 11, 2014

Voice Actor Stanton: On Giving Roger Ebert A Voice

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 3:43)

Voice actor Stephen Stanton

An acclaimed documentary 'Life Itself' looking at the life of Roger Ebert begins its theatrical run in Champaign this weekend.   Many of the late film critic's best known family and friends are part of it.  But some words come from Roger himself.










WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 24, 2014

Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwendoyln Brooks Papers to the University of Illinois

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:53)

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks is probably best know for her poem “We Real Cool.” Brooks, a Pulitzer Prize Winner and a past Poet Laureate for the state of Illinois, died in 2000. Last fall, the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquired her archives. Tonight, at 7:30 at the Lincoln Hall Theater there will be an event serving as an official welcoming of those papers.


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