The Buffalo News has an article on FNC’s 1/2 Hour News Hour…
Taped at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, the show, which premiered in February, features actors playing news anchors reading a mix of fake news and jokes about real news — yet it airs on a real news channel.
Fox News apparently isn’t worried about viewers getting confused, even though Kurt Long and Jennifer Robertson— who play newsreaders Kurt McNally and Jennifer Lange — have appeared on such Fox News shows as “The O’Reilly Factor.” A special episode of “The z Hour News Hour” airs after “O’Reilly” on at 9 p.m. Sunday.
“Does it confuse people?” asks Bill Shine, senior vice president of programming for Fox News. “No. Look, we have to give our viewers a little more credit than that. They’re certainly very smart. They can figure that out. We introduce the actors as who they are, put up their names as to who they are and what they do … so, no, our audience gets that.