Bill O’Reilly lands pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama

The Fox News anchor will interview President Obama before the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.
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<i>This post has been updated. See note below for details.</i>

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly has landed the annual Super Bowl-timed sit-down with President Obama in a live discussion that will air during the Fox network’s pregame show on Feb. 2.

The interview, expected to air at 1:30 p.m. PT, is the first of two parts. Following the live portion of the interview, a second discussion will be taped to play during “The O’Reilly Factor” on Feb. 3 on Fox News.

This is O’Reilly’s third interview with Obama. He also sat down with the president in 2011, the last time Fox aired the Super Bowl and during Obama’s original campaign for president. Matt Lauer interviewed Obama in 2012 when the Super Bowl aired on NBC, and Scott Pelley interviewed him before the Super Bowl last year on CBS.

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The topics three years ago included the Middle East and Obamacare. No word on what topics O’Reilly will be discussing with Obama this year, but it’s likely the Middle East and Obamacare will remain on the agenda.


Obama also told O’Reilly that if the Chicago Bears weren’t in the Super Bowl, then he wasn’t taking sides. With the Bears out of the game again this year, it looks like the president will once again be left to root for a “good game.”

This year’s Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. The game telecast is scheduled to begin at 3 PT.

[UPDATED January 23, 4:57 p.m.: After this post was published, the listed start time of the Super Bowl telecast was changed to 3 p.m.]


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