Roger Ebert cannot speak, but still communicates

In this undated image released by Esquire magazine, film critic Roger Ebert is shown in the March 2010 issue of Esquire magazine, available on newsstands nationwide on Feb. 16. (AP Photo/Ethan Hill, Courtesy of Esquire) (AP)

February 16, 2010 7:56:37 AM PST
Film critic Roger Ebert lost his ability to speak nearly four years ago, when he underwent a tracheostomy, a procedure that opens an airway through an incision in the windpipe, after surgery for cancer in his jaw.