Saturday, January 8, 2011

What a… Surprise: Obama to Make Third Super Bowl Appearance

The president who doesn’t crave the spotlight will soon appear on his third Super Bowl telecast:

The pro football playoffs begin this weekend, but Fox Sports is already making sure there’ll be solid television ratings no matter what teams makes it to the Super Bowl on Feb. 6.

That’s because conservative Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly will be interviewing President Obama during the pre-game show, the White House confirmed yesterday.

When it broadcast the games in Obama’s first two years in office, NBC had hosts Matt Lauer (2009) and Katie Couric (2010) do the pre-game chats.

If the Fox people were serious about cranking up pre-game show ratings, they’d have Michelle M. do the interview.

Doug Powers -