Bill O’Reilly, President Obama To Meet At Super Bowl For Second Time

Dear President Obama: How to Survive

A separate taped segment of interview to appear on "The O'Reilly Factor" a day later

Fox News Channel personality Bill O’Reilly will interview President Barack Obama during the pre-game coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII, the first time the cable-news host has sat down with the Commander-in-Chief since Super Bowl XLV in 2011.

The interview, which will start at approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern, will be presented live on Fox Broadcasting  leading up to the February 2 match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos telecast from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Both Fox Broadcasting and Fox News Channel are operated by 21st Century Fox.

It has become tradition for the sitting President to grant an interview with a journalist from a news division operated by the media company broadcasting the event. Scott Pelley interviewed President Obama for CBS in 2013 and Matt Lauer interviewed him for NBC in 2012. In 2011, O’Reilly asked President Obama questions about such topics as unrest in Egypt and health-care reform.

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Following the live interview, O’Reilly will conduct an additional segment with the President that will be taped and presented on Monday, February 3 on “The O’Reilly Factor,” broadcast at 8 p.m. Eastern on Fox News Channel.   The entire discussion will be made available online at

O’Reilly also interviewed President Obama during his run for President in 2008.

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  1. Randall says:

    Rather see Megan Kelley do this interview. She is way better than Bill. Bill has passed his prime. Megan now holds the CROWN.

    • Jim says:

      You mean the “I mean, Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure, that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa — I just want the kids watching to know that.” Megan?

  2. Sam Sigley says:

    Two narcissists in a contest to be more self important. Gosh, I can’t wait.

  3. Mike says:

    As much as I like Bill O’Reilly, I’d bet some $ that he doesn’t push any of the hard questions. Besides, there’s no way in heII that Barry would appear on a show like that unscripted. No way.

  4. says:

    Nothing to see here. Keep moving. I used to watch Fox however it has grown boring and redundant. I watched O’Reilly and his first “hard hitting” interview with the esteemed leader of the free world. Total waste of time. Just another opportunity for two wind bags to outdo each other. Two arrogant egomaniacs on the tube hoping to get as much traction as they can.

  5. I hope O’Reilly doesn’t allow the pre screened questions, and then goes after him. And not let Obama give his 10 minute answers that say nothing but jibberish. The first interview was a love fest. This President needs to be confronted on his incompetence.

  6. Any bets on which one will take a breath mint before the show?

  7. Chris Beyer says:

    O’Reilly’s first Obama interview was light on substance and totally lacking in tough hard hitting questions. Following that, O’Reilly broke his arm patting himself on the back for conducting a probing interview of the President. Expect more of the same from the upcoming interview. No substance, lots of softball questions and for O’Reilly to arrogantly claim that was tough but fair in the interview. I won’t bother to watch. I have seen too many Obama talking points discussions incorrectly called interviews.

    O’Reilly is the most overrated bloviator on the airwaves.

  8. This smells. I will have to see it to believe it. O’Reilly will have to soft pedal or agree to sell out.

  9. Robert Muir says:

    Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!

  10. They need Baer or Hume to do the interview. O’Reilly will sell out.

  11. Joe Lucido says:

    Yep, just another whore mongering ratings slut. Everyone knows it’s all about the numbers, and he has not been hard on Obama because he wanted another interview. Ratings mean everything in this game, and we’re being played like a violin.

    His, “it’s all about the folks” routine is a big BS campaign. It’s all about the numbers, and he has them.

    After words he will brag about his interview as being “Tough” on the president. He will pat himself on the back, and say he put it too the president, when in reality he will get nothing. But nobody builds himself up like O’Reilly does. His arrogant self absorbing style is getting very old, very quickly.

  12. Scarface says:

    Wake me when the BS is over….2 idiots I personally cannot stomach!

  13. Mark Cob says:

    Thanks for the warning, we will be sure NOT to watch that contrived horseshiite, 2 biggest scammers go one on one

  14. patriot639 says:

    And I thought the half-time shows were bad! I used to watch O’Reilly daily, then only on Wednesdays to catch Dennis Miller, but alas even Dennis can’t get me to watch anymore. O’Reilly is not the hard hitter he makes himself out to be, and with Obama it goes beyond due respect for the office and becomes a slobber fest that I cannot bear to watch.

  15. bob onnit says:

    Softball questions expected and no stopping Obama from spewing his talking points. O’Reilly will disappoint.

  16. Bill, no “softballs” on Superbowl Sunday, please. We’ll have enough with the touch football league Goodell is trying to create.

  17. Russ says:

    Bill will show allot of respect & wont push as much as I would like, Probably in hopes of receiving more interviews,

  18. Robbie Goldstein says:

    It is just an opportunity to attack Obama in an aggressive manner in front of a huge audience. No new information just SHOWTIME

    • tham says:

      Have you ever watched O’Reilly with Obama? Obviously not. It’s more of a love fest than an attack. You think Lord Obama would agree to be pilloried during the Super Bowl, LOL. If so, you are truly delusional.

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