An Exciting But Nervewracking Assignment: Esquire Writer Chris Jones Talks About Profiling Roger Ebert
For Esquire magazine writer Chris Jones, the chance to interview legendary film critic Roger Ebert was, frankly, terrifying.
Sure, he'd wanted the assignment. Jones, 36, had grown up watching Ebert on TV, and as his own journalism career developed - first at the National Post newspaper in Toronto, then on to Esquire - he'd come to relish Ebert's reviews and articles, the way many writers have. So when Jones' editors asked whom he'd most like to profile, Ebert topped the list.