O’Reilly to Interview President Obama on Super Bowl Sunday

by | January 6, 2011 at 5:51 PM | Cable News, TV News

President Obama, Bill O'Reilly (Photo: Rick Diamond/Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

President Obama, Bill O'Reilly (Photo: Rick Diamond/Jemal Countess/Getty Images)


Somebody’s going head-to-head on Super Bowl Sunday, but we’re not talking about the two teams facing off in the NFL championship game.

Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly will interview President Barack Obama before Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6. The sit down (or showdown?) will air as part of the network’s pre-show coverage before the big game.

The conservative cable news host previously conducted a rather intense interview with Obama during the presidential campaign in September 2008.

A representative for the Obama administration confirmed the news Thursday. While being granted the interview is a huge get for Fox, it’s customary for a sitting president to chat with the network that is hosting the Super Bowl; NBC’s Matt Lauer had the honors in 2009, and Katie Couric interviewed the president in 2010 when the game aired on CBS.

Super Bowl XLV, taking place at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will air Sunday, Feb. 6. on Fox.