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SISKEL IS ASKED TO QUIT TRIBUNE POST

Gene Siskel has been asked to step down as film critic of the Chicago Tribune, Daily Variety has reported.

Siskel and Roger Ebert, the film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, recently announced they were not renewing their TV syndication contract with Tribune Entertainment and instead had signed with Walt Disney Domestic Television.

Tribune editor Jim Squires told Variety that Siskel was being removed from the critic’s slot because of the time demands that the Disney pact will make.


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