All of these years I have maintained a discreet silence about my role as Oprah's adviser, but now that she has spilled the beans, the time is right to tell the whole story.It begins early one morning in Baltimore, where Gene Siskel and I are scheduled to appear on a morning talk show hosted by a newcomer named Oprah Winfrey.
In elementary school he published a zine about stamp collecting, and in high school he became a science fiction geek, and wrote and published Stymie, a mimeographed sci-fi zine.
At the Movies, originally called Siskel & Ebert & the Movies, and later At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper is a movie review TV program in which two film critics share their opinions of newly released films.
Its original hosts were Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.
The full text of "Roger Ebert Critiques His Second Date With Oprah Winfrey" after the jump: "Roger Ebert Critiques His Second Date With Oprah Winfrey" At the movie, I realized how terrible an idea it was to go to a movie.
Considering how well the first date went, sitting, talking, eating, why wouldn't I go back to the same plan, what each of us did so well? You can't talk at a movie—I'd sooner die than break that rule—so I chose the one place we couldn't converse, where I couldn't let my best attributes come to light. I took her to a sneak preview, which I thought would impress her, and truthfully, I think it did.