April 8, 2013 Thatcher was Britain's first female prime minister and its longest-serving premier since the 19th century. She is widely credited with playing a key role in ending the Cold War. Thatcher died Monday at age 87.
April 5, 2013 Fresh Air remembers film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday, with a roundup of interviews from our archive — one with Ebert alone, one with him and his late partner Gene Siskel, and two in which Ebert interviews iconic directors. Plus, critic-at-large John Powers discusses Ebert's 2011 memoir Life Itself.
April 4, 2013 Roger Ebert, who died Thursday, was not only a writer but a social media master, a romantic and a guy who deeply believed in rice cookers. He was also one of the most influential critics of his generation.
April 4, 2013 He was a print journalist initially, but Ebert's "thumbs up" TV critiques were just as influential as his essays, and he later carved out a prodigious digital presence. Ebert died Thursday after struggling for years with cancer. He was 70 years old.