Roger Ebert’s plea to sponsors earlier this month couldn’t save his public television movie review program from going off the air. “Ebert Presents At The Movies will go on hiatus while we find necessary funding,” Ebert wrote on his blog. “This move is necessary to allow the public television stations that carry our show to plan their programs for the beginning of the new year. We held off as long as possible but we had to give notice today.” In a Nov. 6 post, Ebert wrote that “unless we find an angel, our television program will go off the air” at the end of the year. Ebert and his wife Chaz had been funding the program for most of its run. “We can’t afford to finance it any longer,” he said.
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