His TV shows with Gene Siskel had as much to do with stoking this critic's interest in film and film criticism as anyone he knew personally.
From reviews of films both classic and awful, to memorials to Gene Siskel, to an ode to his rice cooker.
It didn't stink.
The work of this most famous of film writers was accessible to people who normally had no patience for critics.
The Leonard List: that signature stream of excited enthusiasms that gave us a glimpse of the jam-packed Coney Island of his marvelous mind.