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Eye on Springfield
In the fictional TV show The Simpsons, Eye on Springfield is a show presented by the character Kent Brockman (voiced by Harry Shearer). The show-within-a show is a parody of television news magazine shows and entertainment journalism, particularly when they are attempted by small media market television outlets.
In the US, television stations are required to have "local interest" programming to show concern for the community needs, and stations frequently satisfy this requirement with local arts programming. Eye on Springfield is a parody of such programs, in that it shows a small market local events program attempting to imitate network journalism and entertainment reporting. At times Eye on Springfield seems to be taking 60 Minutes as its target, but it most consistently satirizes Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Whenever Lisa Simpson or Homer Simpson do something newsworthy or controversial, they appear on Eye on Springfield.
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