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January 22, 2011 by Post Team 

Ebert, (AP) – Roger Ebert made his debut with a facial prosthesis with his new show on public television film criticism.

The spokesman veteran was left disfigured after surgery for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland.

He wrote on his blog that he would be on his new “Presents Ebert at the movies in a prosthesis for his lower face and neck. Since the operations left him unable to speak, Ebert communicates through a voice in his laptop.

The 68-year prosthesis Ebert said “will be a pleasant reminder that I was the person for 64 years.”

The show debuts Friday with co-hosts Christy Lemire Associated Press and Ignatiy (ig-ee-NAUGHT’) Vishnevetsky (Vish-nuh-VET’-ski) of Mubi.com. It is to be recorded when Ebert and the late Gene Siskel made their iconic “Sneak Previews” show starting 35 years ago.

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Ebert returned to television on Friday evening with a new show, a new face and a new voice.

“Presents Ebert at the movies” began on PBS stations on Friday night. It will be released on the market on St. Louis KETC (Channel 9) at 4:30 p.m. today.

The show is co-hosted by Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky. It is recorded when Ebert and the late Gene Siskel made their iconic “Sneak Previews” show starting 35 years ago.

Ebert, 68, wore a new silicone prosthesis device to cover the jaw, which was left disfigured after surgery for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland. Ebert said he will wear the prosthesis on the show, and it “will be a pleasant reminder that I was the person for 64 years.”

Operations have also left unable to speak. For his appearances, Ebert spoke through a voice from his laptop.

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