Vivica A. Fox, Mike Hill Pre-Super Bowl Interview With Biden Called Off

The White House issued an official statement explaining the situation.

UPDATE 2/12/23 6:56 p.m. ET:

In a statement from a White House official, has learned more about the cancelation of President Biden's pre-Super Bowl interview with Vivica A. Fox and Mike Hill for FOX Soul. 

“FOX Soul told us yesterday that FOX Corp would not allow them to interview the President unless the President agreed to do a second interview, which we had already declined. FOX made the decision to cancel their interview with the President, not us.”

After a series of back and forth statements between Fox Corporation and the White House, President Joe Biden will not take part in the traditional pre-Super Bowl presidential interview.

According to CBS News, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released a tweet on Friday morning (Feb. 10) that Biden “was looking forward to an interview with Fox Soul to discuss the Super Bowl, the State of the Union, and critical issues impacting the everyday lives of Black Americans.”

The interview with Fox Soul's Vivica A. Fox and Mike Hill  will no longer take place after the White House was “informed that Fox News  Corp has asked for the interview to be canceled.”

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Fox Corporation said in a statement, “after the White House reached out to Fox Soul Thursday evening, there was some initial confusion.”

Friday’s statement brings about the confusion after the Thursday (Feb. 9) statement from the Fox Corporation suggested the interview would go on, mentioning, “FOX Soul looks forward to interviewing the president for Super Bowl Sunday.”

"As we said earlier, we had arranged an interview with FOX Sports host Mike Hill and Vivica A. Fox with the president ahead of the Super Bowl, and Fox Corp had the interview canceled," the White House official said. "FOX has since put out a statement indicating the interview was rescheduled, which is inaccurate."

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On Tuesday evening (Feb. 7), Biden’s State of the Union address with Fox News Channel drew over 23 million viewers, the largest audience among CBS and other news broadcastings.

Biden has yet to do a sit-down interview with Fox News since becoming president. Following his State of the Union address, Fox News’ Bret Baer said Fox “formally asked” for Biden to do a Super Bowl interview.

As Super Bowl LVII edges closer, the traditional interview will not take place. First Lady Jill Biden will be in attendance for the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs game, but her husband will not be in attendance.

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