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Matt Groening Introduces "The Simpsons."

Cartoonist Matt Groening (pronounced GRAY-ning). He's the creator of the Simpsons, the all-too-real cartoon family featured on the Tracy Ullman Show. The Simpsons are starring in their own prime time Christmas special on the Fox network, and starting January 14th, "The Simpsons" will appear as a regular show...the first animated prime time series since "The Flintstones." Matt Groening also draws the comic strip, "Life In Hell," which appears in many alternative and college newspapers. "Life In Hell" stars Binky the sullen, buck-eyed rabbit, his girlfriend Sheeba, and his illegitimate son Bongo. The strip inspired Groening's best selling books, "Love In Hell," "Work Is Hell," "School Is Hell," and "Childhood Is Hell."


Other segments from the episode on December 14, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 14, 1989: Interview with Ed Begley, Jr.; Review of albums by women; Interview with Matt Groening; Review of the film "Enemies, a Love Story."


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