Bob Greene was a legendary columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and as part of that town’s newspaper fraternity, he became close friends with Roger Ebert (another legend in his 46 years at the Chicago Sun-Times). With Ebert’s death on Thursday, I asked Bob to join me today on America Weekend to share some of his memories of the most famous movie critic in the country.

Bob explained how Roger was always a wonderful writer and pure newspaperman, how he kept his voice alive online even after cancer took his ability to speak, and how many people in the movie business understood the importance of Roger (and his longtime partner/rival Gene Siskel) championing their work.

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My favorite previous interviews with Bob Greene: