In an episode of the Simpsons, Springfield was said to be in Kentucky, (can't remember which episode), but when Matt Groening & James L. Brooks were interviewed by Charlie Rose, they claimed it was fictitious. What's the answer. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. The Simpsons takes place in the fictional American town of Springfield in an unknown and impossible-to-determine U. S. State. The show is intentionally evasive in regard to Springfield's location. Springfield's geography, and that of its surroundings, contains coastlines, deserts, vast farmland, tall mountains, or whatever the story or joke requires. The name "Springfield" is a common one in America and appears in 22 states. Groening the creator of the show has said that he named it after Springfield, Oregon and the fictitious Springfield which was the setting of the series Father Knows Best. He "figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U. S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, 'This will be cool; everyone will think it's their Springfield. ' And they do. " .
In his 11-part oral history (in 2 sessions) interview, James L. Brooks speaks of his early days as a page at CBS — working his way up to the newsroom. After. . .