Directly from Fox and delivered via a quick cut and paste, here is the tentative schedule for the Super Bowl pre-game show:

2:00-2:30 PM ET –


--       Chris Myers, assigned to cover the Patriots, reports live from the team hotel.

--       Pam Oliver, assigned to cover the Giants, reports live from the team hotel.


--       Myers and Oliver report on any late breaking team news

--       Jimmy Johnson looks back at the first game this season between the Giants and Patriots.

--       Curt Menefee voices over a feature on the 1972 Miami Dolphins.

--       Get to Know You: Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora

2:30-3:00 PM ET –

--       Ryan Seacrest Red Carpet Interviews

--       Grumpy Old Coaches: Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer go at it over Super Bowl XLII
--       Team of the Decade:  1960s Green Bay Packers*
--       Eli Manning feature
--       Terry Bradshaw interviews former NFL QB Archie Manning, father of Giants QB Eli Manning
--       Get to Know You: Patriots safety Rodney Harrison
--       Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees
--       Tribute to members of the NFL family that have passed away in the last year

3:00-3:30 PM ET –

--       Comedic prognosticator Frank Caliendo makes the first of three in-character picks on the game

--       Curt Menefee presents a feature on the Giants' defensive front four
--       Get to Know You:  Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce
--       NFL Insider Jay Glazer discusses Super Bowl XLII with four of the NFL's best players: Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, Denver Broncos safety John Lynch, San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman and Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten 
--       Feature on the ultra-competitive Boston-New York sports rivalry
--       Ryan Seacrest Red Carpet Interviews

3:30-4:00 PM ET – 

--       Jimmy Johnson interviews Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

--       Team of the Decade: 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers*
--       Willie Nelson and Sarah Evans perform "Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys"
--       Ryan Seacrest Red Carpet Interviews
--       Tom Petty halftime performance preview
--       Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto reports from New York on the business of the Super Bowl
--       Jillian Reynolds reports on the Super Bowl XLII party scene

4:00-4:30 PM ET –

--       Team of the Decade: 1980s San Francisco 49ers*

--       Ryan Seacrest Red Carpet Interviews

--       Randy Moss feature
--       Get to Know You: Patriots wide receivers Donte Stallworth and Wes Welker
--       Frank Caliendo makes the second of three in-character picks
--       Just two weeks away from the 50th Daytona 500, reigning NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson interviewed 
--       World premiere performance of American Idol judge Paula Abdul's new hit single "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow"

4:30-5:00 PM ET –

--       Michael Strahan Diary

--       Howie Long interviews Patriots veteran linebacker Junior Seau

--       Get to Know You: Patriots linebackers

--       Team of the Decade: 1990s Dallas Cowboys*

--       Making of Bud Light's Super Bowl commercials

--       Ryan Seacrest Red Carpet Interviews


5:00-5:30 PM ET –

--       Alicia Keys performance

--       Joe Buck and Troy Aikman provide their initial thoughts on Super Bowl XLII as kick-off approaches

--       Pam Oliver interviews Giants head coach Tom Coughlin

5:30-6:00 PM ET –

--       Terry Bradshaw interviews Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

--       Team of the Decade: 2000s New England Patriots*

--       Bradshaw, Long and Johnson make their Super Bowl XLII predictions

--       Frank Caliendo makes his final of three in-character picks

--       Declaration of Independence reading by distinguished leaders of the NFL community, past and present, and military personnel stationed around the world. The feature includes a reading by Pat Tillman's widow Marie and a tribute to soldiers.

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