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Roger Ebert's Cancer Returns; Says He's Taking "Leave of Presence"

Roger Ebert says that his cancer has returned, so it's time to slow down and take a "leave of presence."

"The immediate reason for my 'leave of presence' is my health," he writes on his Chicago Sun-Times blog.  "The painful fracture that made it difficult for me to walk has recently been revealed to be a cancer. It is being treated with radiation, which has made it impossible for me to attend as many movies as I used to... What in the world is a leave of presence? It means I am not going away. My intent is to continue to write selected reviews, but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me."

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VIDEO: The Interrupters

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The Interrupters
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Length: 15:48:03
Aired: 2/14/2012

During one weekend in Chicago in 2008, 37 people were shot, seven of them fatally. FRONTLINE follows a group of older former gang leaders trying to “interrupt” shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once committed. The film follows the inner workings of CeaseFire, an innovative program in Chicago designed to prevent shootings, including weekly meetings where the interrupters report on the simmering disputes and the senseless shootings in their neighborhoods. From director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie), "The Interrupters" is a compelling observational journey into the stubborn, persistent violence that plagues our American cities. watch

VIDEO: Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

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Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown
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Length: 54:00
Aired: 2/14/2012

Witness an unprecedented account of the crisis inside Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. watch


Hoop Dreams: Trailer
Hollywood Shuffle
The War Tapes

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Head Games
Head Games
Life Itself
Life Itself

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The Interrupters
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
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Year Title Description
2014 Life Itself Movie, Editor
2014 Life Itself Movie, Director
2012 Head Games Movie, Director
2006 The War Tapes Movie, Producer
2006 The War Tapes Movie, Editor

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Tuesday On TV: Cougar Town Returns! Plus: Southland, Justified

Now here's about the nicest Valentine's Day present anyone could hope for: the long-awaited return of Cougar Town, a show that's so much fun to love, you can't help but wonder if ABC kept it off the air so long just to make our hearts grow fonder. read more


Steve James: Learn to Play Blues Mandolin, Vol. 1 and 2
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