The Simpsons Family Values

Mike Reiss

Thursday, 06 Mar 2008 at 8:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Mike Reiss, writer and producer of The Simpsons, has won four Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for his work on the wacky animated series that has kept America laughing for more than a decade. The television show earned TIME Magazine's vote as "the greatest TV show of the twentieth century." During Reiss's fifteen years with the show, he penned a dozen scripts and produced over two hundred episodes. His talk takes the audience inside the lives of Springfield's first family - revealing how The Simpsons was almost canceled before it hit the air, secret trivia of the show, and dealings with network censors. Part of the National Affairs Series: Can Laughter Save America?

Cosponsored By:
  • National Affairs
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)