Roger Ebert reviving "At the Movies" on public TV

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  1. Dave Miller

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    I just emailed the Director of Programming at my local PBS affiliate and cc'd the General Manager to request Ebert's show. I'm in Florida too and my station is not on the list. I'll let you know if I get a reply.

    Peace,

    DM
     
  2. mattCR

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    Just let it be this kind of good...


    I love the old.. the real old.. so many movies I've discovered watching old episodes of Ebert & Siskel..

     
  3. Henry Gale

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    Thanks matt!

    Lots of old shows get rerun, I know I'd tune into these religiously.
     
  4. mattCR

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    This guy has almost EVERY episode of Ebert & Siskel going back to the 1970s, and he's upping them all.. a few have linked them, it is brilliant, and I've found watching "Best of 198x" series a bunch of films I have nearly forgotten about that I have gone back and enjoyed.


    http://www.youtube.com/user/gradepoint

    I should add: anything prior to 1986, which was destroyed (literally, declared destroyed by the TV network in Chicago, prior to Buena Vista) has been released of all copyright holds, so it's free for him to do whatever; and since Buena Vista twitter and those on the programming have also linked his shows for their feedback, I view it as "authorized" as all parties have linked to him, defeating their ability to say they knew and attempted to shut him down.. more then that, as a news media program, not an entertainment program, it falls under different protection standards and so, fair use policies are very different. I just say that to point out before we think anything otherwise. I was very glad to find this linked a few months ago from a studio who pointed to it in a retro ad, and since others use it as a reference, I think it's worth the mention :)
     
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    I watched S&E religiously from the mid 80s through the late 90s.

    Thanks for the heads up, Ill have to check out some of those vids.

    Edit: Thinking about it, I think the show where they reviewed Aliens, might be the one that got me watching them.
     
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    More info is up about the show's hosts and contributors Ebert's blog:

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/01/ebert_presents_at_the_movies.html
     
  7. Aaron Silverman

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    Still no updates on the station list. . .
     
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    Where is this station list and is Massachusetts getting it?
     
  9. Adam Lenhardt

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    I linked to it 10 posts above yours. Unfortunately, none of the Massachusetts PBS stations have picked it up yet.
     
  10. Aaron Silverman

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    As far as I can tell, the posted list is still the one dated from the middle of December, at which time Ebert posted that new stations were being added all the time. So who knows. . .
     
  11. Adam Lenhardt

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    Ebert posted an updated Carriage Report, now up to 83.49 percent Coverage

    It will now air in Boston on WGBH 7:30 PM Sundays starting 2/13/2011 (HDTV), and Saturdays at 3:00 PM starting 1/22/2011 on NHPTV Prime starting 1/22/2011.
    It will now air in Tampa on WEDU 10:00 AM Wednesdays starting 2/12/2011 (HDTV) and WUSF-DT 5:30 PM Saturdays starting 1/22/2011.
    It will now air in Tallahassee on WFSU Fridays and Saturdays at various times starting 1/21/2011.
    It will now air in Miami on WPBT HDTV and Orlando on WDSC HDTV, starting on dates and times to be decided.
    It will now air in Spokane on KCDT Saturdays at 4:30 PM starting 1/22/2011 (HDTV).
     
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    WPBT FTW!!! :)
     
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    For those in the New York City metropolitan area, WLIW-21 is now showing a listing for 7pm on Friday, Jan. 21, for "Ebert Presents: At the Movies".

    I assume there will shortly be listing for a slot on WNET-13, which owns 21.
     
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    It's on the Sacramento PBS station. The HD feed airs at 5:30 AM. Thanks KVIE for the vote of confidence.
     
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    Each of your should consider yourself grateful. I just got an email response from the director of programming at my local PBS station and he said they have no plans to carry it.

    I'm bummed, so ya'll are going to have to let me know how the show it. I hope episodes will be available online.

    Peace,

    DM
     
  16. Adam Lenhardt

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    All Right!
    San Antonio; January 21st.
     
  18. Michael Reuben

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    It turns out the WNET-13 broadcast will also be Friday, but at 10:30pm. WNET also broadcasts in HD.
     
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    Thanks Adam. This is disappointing for sure. I understand the local stations need to make money through pledge drives, but I am far less likely to give money to a station which doesn't carry programming I want to watch. I enjoy the Create station which runs on a local PBS affiliate but that's about it. Hopefully someone on Ebert's side sees the value in either an audio or video podcast through iTunes.
     
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    Man, that's weaksauce - but then KCTS has always sucked major ass. Fortunately in the days of youtube and bittorrnets a show not running in your area isn't as big a hindrance as it was back in the 80's.
     

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