Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

'Sneak Previews' (1975-1982) Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert got their start on a low-budget movie-review show on Chicago's PBS affiliate, WTTW. The show was originally titled "Coming Soon to a Theater Near You" and the duo did not use their thumbs in assessing a film's artistic merits. After a contractual dispute, the critics left the series in 1982 to start "At the Movies," owned by the Tribune Co., which also owned the newspaper Siskel wrote for.
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