Roger Ebert On Leave From His Column and TV Show

By: E&P Staff

Movie critic Roger Ebert is on leave from his syndicated column as he recovers from cancer surgery.

Ebert has not had a column appear since the week of July 3, according to Universal Press Syndicate. It’s not yet known when he’ll resume his feature, which runs in about 250 newspapers.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist is also temporarily turning over his role in the “Ebert & Roeper” TV show to guest co-hosts, according to a Tuesday column in the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebert’s home newspaper.

The guest co-hosts were not named. They’ll be seen starting Aug. 5; previously taped shows are airing until then, noted Robert Feder in the Sun-Times column.

Ebert had surgery for a recurrence of salivary cancer on June 16, and a follow-up operation to repair a blood vessel on July 1.

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