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Siskel & Ebert Review ’80s Apple TV Ads

31 July 2013 686 views No Comment

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert reviewing two classic Apple TV ads — Teach Your Children Well and The Power to Be Your Best — back in 1986 at an Apple event…

Here is a blast from the past — Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert reviewing Apple TV ads back in 1986. We get to see Teach Your Children Well and The Power to Be Your Best, two classic of Macintosh commercial canon from the early days.

That said, it’s an eleven-plus-minute video which is mostly Siskel, who actually likes what Apple’s doing, versus the more (in this bit) curmudgeonly Ebert who was still using a typewriter at the time.

After digesting the above Apple TV ad reviews, be sure to click through to YouTube, where you will find dozens videos of Siskel & Ebert reviewing many of the classic films of our age. Their witty, sometimes affectionate and often acerbic repartee is the stuff of legend — watch their spot on review of This Is Spinal Tap.

Gene Siskel died in February 1999, due to surgical complications during treatment for brain cancer. Ebert, who publicly battled thyroid and salivary cancers for years, succumbed to the disease in April of this year…

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