Fox's O'Reilly Lands Super Bowl Sitdown with Obama

By Greg Wilson
|  Friday, Jan 7, 2011  |  Updated 1:30 PM CDT
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Fox newsman Bill O'Reilly has landed a Super Bowl Sunday sitdown with President Obama.

The president has a custom of granting a pre-game interview to the network that is broadcasting the Super Bowl, according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Last year, it was with Katie Couric on CBS. O'Reilly is the "fair and balanced" network's biggest personality, and he interviewed Obama two months prior to his election in 2008.

The White House has sparred with Fox, which many perceive to be a conservative-slanted network run by former Republican operative Roger Ailes. But Obama did have a sit-down with Fox anchor Bret Baier last March.

The Feb. 6 interview will be taped at the White House.

Selected Reading: The Associated Press, Fox, Time.

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