1. In 2016, Roger Ebert was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.
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3. At the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, Roger Ebert was included in the In Memoriam montage, a rare honor for a film critic.
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7. Roger Ebert endorsed Barack Obama for re-election as President in 2012.
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9. Roger Ebert was a longtime friend of, and briefly dated, Oprah Winfrey, who credited him with persuading her to syndicate The Oprah Winfrey Show, which became the highest-rated talk show in American television history.
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15. Roger Ebert was an admirer of director Werner Herzog, whom he supported through many years when Herzog's popularity had declined.
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16. Roger Ebert gave a one-star review to the critically acclaimed Abbas Kiarostami film Taste of Cherry, which won the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
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17. Roger Ebert gave favorable reviews of controversial films with themes or references to Jesus and Catholicism, including The Passion of the Christ, The Last Temptation of Christ, and to Kevin Smith's religious satire Dogma.
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21. Roger Ebert expressed his general distaste for "top ten" lists, and all movie lists in general, but contributed a top ten list to the 2012 Sight and Sound Critics' poll.
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26. Roger Ebert appeared as a guest star multiple times on Sesame Street.
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27. Roger Ebert was interviewed by Central Park Media for an extra feature on the DVD release of the anime film Grave of the Fireflies.
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36. Roger Ebert made an appearance as himself in a 1997 episode of the television series Early Edition, which took place in Chicago.
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38. On February 18, 2009, Roger Ebert reported that he and Roeper would soon announce a new movie-review program, and reiterated this plan after Disney announced that the program's last episode would air in August 2010.
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39. Roger Ebert ended his association with the Disney-owned At The Movies in July 2008, after the studio indicated it wished to take the program in a new direction.
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40. In 2005, Roger Ebert became the first film critic to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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42. Roger Ebert began his career as a film critic in 1967, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times.
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45. Roger Ebert began taking classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as an early-entrance student, completing his high school courses while taking his first university class.
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46. Roger Ebert was raised Roman Catholic, attending St Mary's elementary school and serving as an altar boy in Urbana.
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