CBS to interview Obama during Super Bowl pregame show

President Obama will give a live interview to CBS before it airs the Super Bowl on Sunday.


At 4:30 pm, Obama will field questions from CBS's Scott Pelley, continuing a long-standing tradition of providing interviews to the network airing the NFL championship, usually the most-watched television event of the year. Last year, Obama spoke with Matt Lauer before NBC broadcast the big game.

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Pelley told The New Orleans Times-Picayune that he will talk pigskin with the president, but also has a range of "serious questions" to tackle.

"We have suddenly had some headwinds in the economy. Growth in the fourth quarter of last year shrank. We had negative growth. The unemployment rate went up, as we learned [Friday]. I'm going to talk to the president about what he thinks is going on there, and if he knows how to get us back on the track we want to be on," he said.

In addition, Pelley will ask about recent terrorist attacks targeting U.S. officials in North Africa. He may even ask about Lance Armstrong's recent admission of using performance-enhancing drugs, and ongoing concerns about the safety and injury concerns surrounding professional football.

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