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APR 04, 2013 - Time

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WATCH: Roger Ebert’s TED Talk On Losing, and Regaining, His Voice

The late Roger Ebert was always candid about his battle with thyroid cancer and the toll it took on his body. As his cancer progressed, Ebert lost his ability to speak and the once-voluble film critic was forced to grapple with the loneliness and the loss of identity he experienced over relinquishing his voice, but not his ability to communicate. Turning to social media and the internet, Ebert continued to assess movies with his trademark directness and wit, even chronicling his experience as a cancer patient in his blog, Roger Ebert’s Journal. In a gripping TED2011 talk, Ebert spoke ... Read More

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