Super Bowl XLVIII, which expects to draw over 100 million viewers, is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday evening. Even after a whole week of coverage, analysis of the game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will continue right up until kickoff.
The FOX NFL Pregame is scheduled to last four hours from 2-6 p.m. The show is four times longer than what it would be for any NFL regular season game.
The hosts of the show will reportedly broadcast from both New York and New Jersey. In the first hour, Terry Bradshaw, Curt Menefee, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long and Jay Glazer will be in Times Square. At 3 p.m, they’ll head over to MetLife Stadium to join Michael Strahan.
The highlight of the pregame is set to air at 4:30 p.m. when Bill O’Reilly of FOX News will interview President Obama live from the White House. The President will speak less than a week after making his State of the Union address. Obama recently spoke about Richard Sherman and his comments after the Seahawks beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. He compared the cornerback to Muhammad Ali in his attempt to garner attention.
Several other interviews will air, in addition to the one with Obama. A one-on-one between Randy Moss and Wes Welker was taped last week. An interview with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath will also be on the pregame show. The segment comes soon after Namath revealed that he has brain damage from his playing days.
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will call the game, but they will be involved in the pregame, as well. The broadcast will be turned over to them at 6 p.m. until the contest is set to begin. With an extended halftime and more commercials, FOX’s coverage on Sunday is likely to exceed 10 hours.