The Year 25 series from Illinois Public Radio station, WBEZ shares stories from a milestone age.
When we started brainstorming for the Year 25 series, Roger Ebert was one of the first names that came to mind. What was the life of a to-be Pulitzer prize-winning film critic like during the intense twenty-something years? We had to find out.
Michael Esteves wakes up every day in the spot Roger Ebert called the center of the universe, and it isn't Chicago, New York or Cannes.
Two weeks after losing the man who started it all, the 15th annual Ebertfest goes on in Champaign. In her first visit since the passing of Roger Ebert, wife and emcee Chaz Ebert got a one-minute standing ovation from a packed Virginia Theatre Wednesday night.
The historic Virginia Theatre in Champaign will be open for public tours, Saturday, April 13, from 1 until 5 pm. It’s the first chance many people will have to see the theater's interior since third phase of an expensive renovation project began.
The Interim Dean at the University of Illinois’ College of Media says efforts are ongoing to make sure Roger Ebert’s legacy is a large part of the school.
Famed film critic and Urbana native, Roger Ebert has died Thursday at the age of 70. He had the most-watched thumb in Hollywood.
Debbie Reynolds has been in show business for more than 60 years — beginning as an ingenue chirping a novelty tune called "Aba Daba Honeymoon" in one of her first films, a Jane Powell/Ricardo Montalban vehicle called Two Weeks With Love. That was 1950. Today, she's indisputably a grand dame of show business, working with names like Matt Damon and Michael Douglas.
The schedule for Roger Ebert's 15th annual film festival is out. "Ebertfest" takes place from Wednesday April 17-21 at the Virigina Theatre in Champaign.
Two Illinois Republicans are finding out that for all the national talk of the GOP softening its stance on social issues, it's difficult to follow through.
Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for his "Life of Pi." Lee graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.