This 1969 photo shows Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert in the newsroom of the paper in Chicago. Ebert, the most famous and popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation's most influential thumb, died Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Bob Kotalik)
Today — Wednesday, June 18, 2014 — would have been Roger Ebert’s 72nd birthday. To celebrate, Chaz Ebert hosted a Google+ Hangout Wednesday afternoon with Steve James, director of “Life Itself,” the documentary based on Roger Ebert’s life.