Starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 2, 2007, the entire library of Siskel & Ebert episodes (as well as those of the less engaging spin-off, Ebert & Roeper) will be available for viewing online. When I was a kid (and then an adolescent) I used to love watching this show.
In its present incarnation, the show strikes me as one more pull-quote factory. But before movie studios fabricated hyperbole-prone critics (like "Jeff Craig of 60 Second Preview") and cobbled adjectives together to make it sound like a writer was gushing over a film, Siskel and Ebert had a show that was about movies, and movie watching.
Anyway, perhaps the show has not aged so well, and maybe I'll discover that it was always a shameless promotional outlet (and that I was a naive dork). We can all find out at the show's website.