Ebert and Siskel interview each other
This story originally ran in The Tribune's Arts & Entertainment section on April 19, 1998.
Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have co-hosted the weekly, nationally syndicated film review TV show “Siskel & Ebert” for the past 23 years, and on Thursday the Museum of Broadcast Communications honored the broadcasters.
In all those years, the two have been interviewed hundreds of times, but never has one interviewed the other.
Here Siskel questions Ebert, offering a distinct insight into the worlds of moviemaking and movie criticism. And then after each answer, Siskel gets in the last word. After all, this is his home turf.
Siskel: OK, why back away from it--the number one question we get: “Do you guys really hate each other?”
Ebert: During some hours of some days, yes. Most of the time, no. We are both soloists and find it difficult on occasions to sing a duet.