Super Bowl With a Side of POTUS: President Obama Sitting Down with CBS News Before the Game

February 1, 2013  |  


President Obama talking about gun violence and immigration policies in Las Vegas earlier this week. AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File

President Obama will sit down with Scott Pelley, anchor of the CBS Evening News,  for a one-one-one interview to air live before the Super Bowl at 4:30p.m. ET. TVNewser reports that the interview had been in the works for a while, but was only recently confirmed.

“Indeed, it has been a long-standing tradition for the President to sit down with an anchor from the network that is broadcasting the Super Bowl that year,” the site says.

The President already appeared on CBS recently for an interview, talking with 60 Minutes alongside departing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He was also on Telemundo last night to talk about immigration reform.

Chances are, the President will be careful about what he says during the interview. During his 2009 pre-Super Bowl sit down, which took place soon after he was sworn in for his first term, he predicted an economic turnaround during his first term.

“That ‘one-term proposition’ phrase followed Obama throughout the 2012 election, cited by Republican opponent Mitt Romney and others,” says USA Today.

Then again, now that the President is in his second term and doesn’t have to worry about another election, he might just cut loose.

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