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Aye carumba! Simpson's writer visits WMU

Feb. 19, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Mike Reiss, an Emmy-winning writer and producer for "The Simpsons," presents "Behind the scenes of America's Favorite Family," Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University. The event is free and open to the public.

Reiss offers a humorous insider's look at "The Simpsons," the longest-running animated series and comedy on television. He will answer questions about the show and present never-aired scenes from "The Simpsons" and "The Critic," another animated comedy, which Reiss co-created.

Anyone having difficulty finding the East Ballroom should remember, "you can always find East by staring directly at the sun," says Bart Simpson.

"Behind the scenes of America's Favorite Family" has been presented to packed-house audiences at universities across the country. Reiss' Bernhard Center presentation is sponsored by WMU Hillel, a Jewish student organization, and by the WMU Campus Activities Board.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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