omplete QPORIT: WHERE HAVE ALL THE THUMBS-UPS GONE?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

 

WHERE HAVE ALL THE THUMBS-UPS GONE?


It's still called Ebert & Roeper. And Siskel is still on the credits. Ebert has not been on the show for a while as he recuperates, so it's Roeper & friends in reality. The
website doesn't seem to say anything about the show, but now contains a huge archive of televised reviews by Siskel, Ebert & Roeper.

All this has been a slow evolution from the time when Siskel took ill.

However, suddenly, I noticed today for the first time, the trademarked (seriously, it's trademarked, copyrighted, or otherwise protected intellectual property now controlled by Ebert!) thumbs up and thumbs down that have been a part of the show since it was Siskel & Ebert have disappeared.

A quick search on Google provided the following explanation from the Economic Times: D-ABCDT told AP on August 24 that Ebert has “exercised his right to withhold use of the thumbs until a new contract is signed”.

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