Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

<b>'Sneak Previews'</b> (1975-1982)<br>
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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 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP017346" title="Tribune Company" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/tribune-company-ORCRP017346.topic">Tribune Co.</a>, which also owned the newspaper <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004165" title="Gene Siskel" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/gene-siskel-PECLB004165.topic"> Siskel</a> wrote for.

'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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