Bill O'Reilly to interview Obama during Super Bowl

McClatchy Washington BureauJanuary 23, 2014 

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This Oct. 13, 2012 file photo shows Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly at the Comedy Central "Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs" at the Beacon Theatre in New York. President Barack Obama will be interviewed live at the White House by Fox News’ O’Reilly during the Super Bowl pregame show. Fox said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, the interview will air at 4:30 p.m., less than two hours before the game, which is being televised on Feb. 2 by the Fox broadcast network.


President Barack Obama will continue a Super Bowl tradition and sit down for a pre game interview at the White House -- this time with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly.

The network announced the interview Thursday, noting the "live sit-down interview" on Feb. 2, will be aired on FOX starting at about 4:30 p.m. ET.

The speech will fall just days after Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address and "as he grapples with a range of issues -- from National Security Agency surveillance to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act," Fox notes.

In addition to the live interview, a taped segment will also air on Feb. 3 on "The O'Reilly Factor."

The interview will be O'Reilly's third interview with Obama. Fox says the last interview in 2011 "was held amid unrest in Egypt and uncertainty over the fate of his health care law. At the time, the president voiced confidence in the legality of the Affordable Care Act; the following year, the Supreme Court would uphold most parts of the law."

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