*Bill O’Reilly is putting the notes from his Super Bowl interview with President Barack Obama up for auction, suggesting someone should have the chance to own a piece of “journalistic history.”
The Fox News host announced on his program Monday that his handwritten notes from the interview, signed by both him and Obama, were up for auction – with the starting bid at $10,000. The proceeds will benefit the Fischer House, a charity that helps the families of severely wounded veterans. He acknowledged that Obama has been a “tremendous help” in raising money for wounded vets.
If $10,000 is too steep, O’Reilly said for a donation $25 or more to the Fisher House, people will receive a replica copy of the notes.
Not to be outdone, Steven Colbert – fresh from his appearance at the White House State Dinner, where he was seated next to First Lady Michelle Obama – is auctioning off the microwave oven he claimed to have stolen from O’Reilly’s green room during his appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” in 2007. [Scroll down to watch.]
*President Barack Obama has established a tradition of opening the White House on Super Bowl Sunday to friends, supporters and the press—the highlight that of which has become an annual on-air interview just prior to the Super Bowl. Part of being “the people’s” President.
It’s a gamble. To his credit, the Prez takes all comers—liberal and conservative interviewers. Even some of the ideologues who are bent on trying to embarrass him at every turn.
Even those stuck on stupid.
*Bill O’Reilly‘s extended interview with President Barack Obama, taped after the live sit-down before the Super Bowl, aired Monday on the Fox News Channel to huge ratings.
Their testy exchange drew 4.204 million viewers for “The O’Reilly Factor” at 8 p.m., according to Neilsen.
It’s O’Reilly’s best total audience numbers since his coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings, when Fox News drew 4.825 million viewers April 15, the day of the marathon attack, and 7.626 million viewers April 19 during a Shep Smith-hosted special in the slot on the night of the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended with his capture.
Monday night’s “Factor” also garnered 626,000 viewers in the key adults 25-54 news demo.
*Sports fans will have more to feast on besides chicken wings and assorted snacks and drinks on Super Bowl Sunday.
Media sources reveal that President Barack Obama will sit down for a live face-to-face interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly from the White House during Fox’s Super Bowl Sunday pregame show on February 2.