Obama's Pregame Interview With NBC Gets Surprisingly Tense
President Obama started talking about White House beer and the big game, but NBC's Savannah Guthrie turned to harder questions.By Matt Moreno | February 1, 2015
President Obama is pretty traditional when it comes to Super Bowl parties. He's got his food, beer and a nice big house to watch the game in, too. (Video via The White House)
But unlike most of us, he's got interviews to do beforehand. Bill O'Reilly grilled the president last year on Fox News. This year, those exclusive rights were given to Today Show host Savannah Guthrie and NBC.
NBC went to a pre-interview with Guthrie and Obama from the White House kitchen before the game. While it started kind of light — Obama talking about White House beer, how he thinks the game will go — Guthrie transitioned to much, much harder news, like the president's State of the Union address.