Roger Ebert says show needs a funding “angel,” or will end soon

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“Unless we find an angel, our television program will go off the air at the end of its current season,” writes Roger Ebert on his Sun-Times blog. ” There. I’ve said it. Usually in television, people use evasive language. Not me. We’ll be gone. I want to be honest about why this is. We can’t afford to finance it any longer.” He says that since going on the air in January 2011, Ebert Presents At The Movies has been almost entirely funded by he and his his wife, Chaz, plus $25,000 from the Kanbar Charitable Trust. “We can’t afford to support the show any longer. That’s what it comes down to,” Ebert says. The program has a coverage of more than 90 percent of the country, all of the top 50 markets, and is distributed by American Public Television.