5 thoughts on “The Disney Years

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      February 27, 2020 at 12:56 pm
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      No new uploads on the site lately, but there are a couple “new to me” uploads on youtube. Search for “Rated K for Kids Siskel and Ebert,” and “Siskel and Ebert review Apple commercials.” The Apple commercials one was evidently first unearthed back in 2013, so some of you might already have seen it.

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        February 27, 2020 at 1:58 pm
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        Hi John, I appreciate that and will look for those two tonight. I, myself, really have nothing else. The last three I put up last month were from the archive website. We all need to think “outside the box” when looking for Siskel & Ebert shows. I know Roger taped a lot of his shows, but I am not sure how to approach Ms. Ebert about them. We will see!

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          February 27, 2020 at 2:57 pm
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          That is the first I’ve heard about Roger taping his shows, though it makes sense considering his early adoption of technology. At some point, though, he probably had enough pull that he could just request a tape each week from the producers rather than having to tape it himself. I really wonder about the missing shows from the Tribune period-has there ever been any word that Tribune kept those tapes? I wonder if IMDb tried to acquire those too, but was turned down? One of the readers here might have a connection to Ms. Ebert. If not, there is always the option of sending her a direct message on Twitter.

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            February 27, 2020 at 3:13 pm
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            I communicated with Roger while he was still associated with CompuServe. He asked me if I would like to share tapes, but unfortunately, nothing happened with that. I did receive an email from Chaz Ebert last year. She was kidda upset that I had the website up. I replied to her, basically saying that, everyone still like to watch the old shows, and more importantly, I wasn’t making any money from it. She seemed pleased with the reply. I guess I will try emailing her tonight.

            As for the Tribune, I don’t know. I assumed they were upset with Roger and Gene for jumping ship to Disney; thus, they had destroyed their tapes. I need to contact them, but I have a lot going on with me right now – good and bad. Being a “one-man band” for this website has its ups and downs!

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