No, Terry Bradshaw won’t interview Barack Obama on Super Bowl Sunday.
Bradshaw and 10 other Fox folks will chat with everyone else on Sunday’s 6-hour pregame show, while Fox News host Bill O’Reilly talks live with the president.
Fox plans an 11-hour marathon around football’s biggest game – and TV’s most-watched program each year.
Coverage starts at noon and ends with a special “Glee” performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Here’s what you’ll see:
Road to the Super Bowl (noon): NFL Films’ replays the best moments from Week 1 through the playoffs, with audio from 100 players and coaches wired for sound.
Inside the Rings with Troy Aikman (1 p.m.): Drew Brees, Jerome Bettis and Kurt Warner talk about their Super Bowl memories.
Super Bowl Sunday Pregame Show (2 p.m.): Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Pam Oliver, Chris Myers, Curt Menefee and comedian Frank Caliendo broadcast live from outside Cowboys Stadium. Maria Menounos from “Access Hollywood” and Michael Strahan cover celebrities arriving for the game and introduce performances by Maroon 5 and Keith Urban. Viewers also will hear a dozen NFL greats past and present – including Anthony Munoz – read the Declaration of Independence. The Fox pregame tradition began at Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Super Bowl XLV (6 p.m.): Joe Buck and Aikman take the air a half-hour before kickoff. Fox will use 50 cameras to cover the game. The Black Eyed Peas perform at half-time.
Postgame Show: Fox analysts dissect the game while Bradshaw gets ready to present the Vince Lombardi trophy to the winners on the field.
“Glee” (scheduled for 10:30 p.m.): Will the Michael Jackson tribute be more thrilling than the game? Or more entertaining than the Super Bowl commercials?
Collinsworth’s new gig
Cris Collinsworth begins a new offseason job tonight when he hosts “Inside the Vault” (10:30 p.m., WGN America).
NBC’s Emmy-winning “Sunday Night Football” analyst from Fort Thomas stars in the
10-week nationally syndicated show for men. Topics include gadgets, travel, fitness, food, and sports.
Jill Wagner (“Wipeout”) and Alonzo Bodden (“Last Comic Standing”) will join him, along with editors from Wired, Motor Trend, GQ and other magazines.
WGN America moves “Inside the Vault” to 6 p.m. Sunday on Feb. 13.
Good news and bad news for area cable customers:
Time Warner has added the New England Sports Network (NESN) National to its “sports pass” tier (Channel 342). It carries Red Sox and Bruins pregame and postgame shows – but no games.
The bad news: Still no NFL Network for Time Warner.
Here’s the sad news for Insight customers who get the NFL Network, but not the MLB Network.
“We don’t currently have plans to add the MLB Network,” says spokesman Jason Keller.
Insight wants to put MLB on a sports tier, he says, but MLB wants total coverage, as its has with Time Warner.
McCann heads to Dallas
Sports reporter-anchor Rontina McCann quit her part-time job Tuesday at Channel 19 so she could be in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV.
She’s found full-time work at Dallas NBC station KXAS-TV.
Fox 19 is looking for a part-time sports person, says news director Matt Miller. The station cut its second on-air sports position to part-time last summer after Zach Wells was let go.
Catching the Bearcats
University of Cincinnati basketball fans will find Saturday’s 6 p.m. Big East game against Pitt on the main Fox Sports Ohio standard definition channel, Cincinnati Bell Fioptics (261), DirecTV (685) and Dish (478).
The 7 p.m. Blue Jackets-Oilers hockey game will be on FSO’s HD channel.
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