Obama to do pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox's O'Reilly

President Obama will sit down with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in an interview set to air on Super Bowl Sunday.

A Fox News spokeswoman confirmed reports that the president would sit down with the conservative pundit for a pre-game interview before the Super Bowl on the Fox broadcast network.

The sit-down will be a moment of outreach between Obama and the network, which his administration has clashed with during the past two years over the network's coverage of the White House.

It's also the second straight year Obama will use one of the most watched television events of the year to advance his message. He sat down last year with Katie Couric on CBS, the network that hosted the NFL championship game, which took place during the height of the healthcare battles in Congress.

Obama's interview with O'Reilly could be more trying. The right-leaning host has expressed sympathies toward Obama on some issues, and the appearance could represent an opportunity for Obama to reach out toward Republican voters.