By Ryan Berenz
The AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers meet the NFC champion Green Bay Packers for all the marbles in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas on Sunday, Feb. 6. FOX’s top broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman call the game, the Black Eyed Peas perform at halftime, and, of course, there will be plenty of entertaining commercials trying to upstage the action on the field. Here’s the detailed Super Bowl program schedule from FOX, including Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Obama, the Declaration of Independence and National Anthem pregame ceremonies, and the postgame show details:
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY BROADCAST SCHEDULE
ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Produced by Emmy Award-winning NFL Films, ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL captures the most dramatic moments of the 2010 NFL season, from the opening kick-off in the Louisiana Superdome Week 1 through the AFC and NFC Championship Games. The best audio from over 100 players and coaches wired for sound makes this a memorable look back at an unforgettable season.
INSIDE THE RINGS WITH TROY AIKMAN
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
NFL on FOX lead game analyst Troy Aikman sits down with some of the most exciting players in recent Super Bowl history for this one-hour special. The Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback talks openly with Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees, Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner and Super Bowl XL winner Jerome Bettis about their memories and the important people and events that led them to their championship moments. Aikman‘s NFL on FOX broadcast partner Joe Buck joins the candid and entertaining discussion.
FOX NFL SUPER BOWL SUNDAY PREGAME SHOW
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
Everything is bigger in Texas, the FOX NFL SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame show is no exception.
FOX Sports kicks off its special super-sized pregame show from a custom-built set outside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, home of Super Bowl XLV. Co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee, analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson, reporters Pam Oliver and Chris Myers, comedic prognosticator Frank Caliendo, NFL Insider Jay Glazer and NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira cover everything right up to kick-off of the biggest championship in sports.
Throughout the afternoon, FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY offers analytical breakdowns of each team‘s offense, defense and special teams, player/coach features, statistical tidbits, historical perspective, keys to the game, late breaking injury news and more as only FOX Sports’ expert analysts and reporters can deliver.
Since the biggest sports event of the year attracts the brightest stars of movies, music, sports and television, FOX Sports has the perfect game plan to cover the whole experience. FOX NFL SUNDAY’s Michael Strahan and Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos man the Super Bowl XLV red carpet and catch up with stars as they arrive for the big game. Strahan and Menounos also introduce the special musical acts appearing on the FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame show including country music superstar Keith Urban and multi-platinum band Maroon 5.
As kick-off gets closer and the fans and atmosphere heat up inside Cowboys Stadium, the pregame show moves inside the spectacular facility, broadcasting from another specially constructed set located on the end-zone field level.
Also on tap during the FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame, the President of the United States enters Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin Zone when the Fox News’ host interviews Barack Obama live. The host of The O’Reilly Factor last interviewed Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.
In what has now become a FOX Sports Super Bowl tradition, the network presents an updated adaptation of the Declaration of Independence shortly before kickoff. FOX Sports first introduced a reading of the Declaration of Independence during the pregame show that preceded Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, the first Super Bowl following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Since then, it has become an anticipated tradition. This is the fourth time FOX Sports is presenting the Declaration of Independence on Super Bowl Sunday, and this is the third version, but only this effort and the first were completely original productions.
The piece begins with an introduction and perspective from retired Army General Colin Powell and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who were filmed at The Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at The National Archives in Washington, D.C., home of the Declaration of Independence.
The reading features current and former NFL greats reading excerpts from the document, and the participants were chosen for their extraordinary service to team and country. Every NFL personality was filmed with either US military personnel or community minded people who represent the diversity that makes America great. The list of participating players past and present includes: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and cornerback Charles Woodson; Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb and former head coach Joe Gibbs; Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz; Super Bowl XV MVP quarterback Jim Plunkett; Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice and future Hall of Famer Tim Brown; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward; Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware; Hall of Famer Art Donovan, who served in the Marines during World War II as an anti-aircraft gunner and saw action in the Caroline Islands, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Luzon.
The piece is set to a new original score titled ― Declaration Anthem composed by Steve Dancz of Placement Music, while the trumpet player on the composition is Charles Arnold, former US Navy fleet musician.
SUPER BOWL XLV
6:00 – conclusion/kick-off approximately 6:29 PM ET
Live from Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX. Joe Buck calls play-by-play with Troy Aikman providing analysis. Pam Oliver and Chris Myers serve as game reporters. Halftime performance by The Black Eyed Peas.
SUPER BOWL XLV POSTGAME SHOW
Approximately 10:00 – 10:30 PM ET
Live from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. Co-hosts Bradshaw and Menefee are joined by analysts Long, Strahan and Johnson with reports from Oliver and Myers to recap and review Super Bowl XLV. Bradshaw hosts the Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation to the winner from a mid-field stage.