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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

'The Simpsons' Taking 'The Road To Cincinnati' Sunday

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Bart Simpson high fives Seymour Skinner, Springfield Elementary School principal, in "The Road To Cincinnati" episode Sunday, Nov. 29

Road trip! A couple of The Simpsons characters are heading to Cincinnati in an episode premiering Sunday (8 p.m. Nov. 29, Channels 19 and 45).

Seymour Skinner, principal of Bart and Lisa's Springfield Elementary School, and his boss, Springfield School Superintendent Gary Chalmers, drive together to an education convention in an episode called "The Road To Cincinnati."

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Sorry, there's no indication that Bart, Lisa, Homer or Marge Simpson will be visiting the Queen City.

Publicity photos for episode also show the Simpsons seated in a theater – but no details were released about that storyline in Sunday's show. 

Here's the Fox episode description for "The Road To Cincinnati": Odd couple Skinner and Chalmers embark on an 800-mile car ride to Cincinnati to attend an administrator’s convention - but can they reach their destination without killing each other first? - in the all-new "The Road to Cincinnati" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Nov. 29 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Who knew that Springfield was seven hours away from Cincinnati? Even after 30 years, you learn something new in every episode of The Simpsons

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Comedian Hannibal Buress (Broad City, Spider-Man: Homecoming) provides the voice of a character called Finch in the episode, according to Fox Broadcasting.

Harry Shearer voices Principal Skinner, along with neighbor Ned Flanders, newsman Kent Brockman, Dr. Julius Hibbert and others. Hank Azaria does the voice of Superintendent Chalmers, plus bartender Moe Szyslak, Police Chief Clandy Wiggum, Bumblebee Man and the Comic Book Guy.

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.