From a Time interview with Roger.
Q. “You recently severed your working relationship with Disney, stepping away from your television show and taking your trademarked thumbs with you. Any plans for when those thumbs might return to TV? And what do you think of the new At the Movies program, hosted by Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz?”
A. “I’m pleased that Richard Roeper and I will be presenting a new movie review program, to be announced in the near future. It will involve Richard, of the Chicago Sun-Times, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune and Christy Lemire of the Associated Press. I have made no public comment about what Disney has done to our show.”
You can read the complete interview here.
I’ll be heading down to Champaign-Urbana tomorrow. Thursday evening, Roger will screen the amazing documentary “Trouble the Water,” and I’ll moderate the post-screening discussion. On Friday morning, I’ll be participating in a critics’ panel.