Roger Ebert II


I blogged recently about the amazing Esquire profile of Roger Ebert. If you haven’t read the piece, well, read it. Here’s the link.

Now, part two: Ebert appears on Oprah today. But watch this clip. Absolutely astounding.

Yesterday my classmate from high school died. It was crushing news. Today, I am reminded on humanity’s dazzling capacity to enhance life; to use imagination and technology to bring hope to the hopeless. For years, Roger Ebert had no voice. It was stolen by cancer. Taken away, seemingly forever. Now, it’s back.

Hope lives.

Hope is strong.

Hope means something.

Roger Ebert personifies this.