Siskel & Ebert

Ebert, left, was named film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. However, his true fame did not come until he was paired with a crosstown rival, Gene Siskel, right, for the local movie review show, "Opening Soon at a Theater Near You," in 1975. The series, which aired on PBS, was renamed "Sneak Previews" in 1977. Ebert and Siskel did not get along in real life, and their clashes of personality frequently spilled over onscreen, making them compelling TV personalities.
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( March 12, 1999 )

Ebert, left, was named film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. However, his true fame did not come until he was paired with a crosstown rival, Gene Siskel, right, for the local movie review show, "Opening Soon at a Theater Near You," in 1975. The series, which aired on PBS, was renamed "Sneak Previews" in 1977. Ebert and Siskel did not get along in real life, and their clashes of personality frequently spilled over onscreen, making them compelling TV personalities.

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