ESPN has made an apparent effort to be less “political” in recent years, but the network will reportedly interview President Biden on Wednesday night.
According to a release from the White House press pool, the president of the United States will be interviewed by ESPN.
Longtime ESPN host Sage Steele reportedly conducted the interview with President Biden. The topic of the interview is currently unclear.
The interview will reportedly air at 11 p.m. E.T.
per pool — Biden is doing a taped interview with Sage Steele of ESPN. The interview will air tonight at 11 PM ET.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 31, 2021
The general reaction from the sports media world seems to be “this is interesting.”
As mentioned earlier, ESPN has seemingly attempted to distance itself from politics. Interviewing the president of the United States doesn’t have to be extremely political – perhaps Steele and Biden will be discussing the NCAA Tournament, Opening Day, etc. – but this isn’t something the network did in President Trump’s final days.
“ESPN has really looked to distance themselves from politics the last year so this is definitely a bit unexpected. Steele doing the interview perhaps even more of a surprise,” Awful Announcing wrote.
ESPN has really looked to distance themselves from politics the last year so this is definitely a bit unexpected. Steele doing the interview perhaps even more of a surprise https://t.co/Q12XmPBbAi
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 31, 2021
Others joked about what Biden will talk about.
“Excited for the president to break down the Michael Rappaport-Kevin Durant feud,” one fan wrote.
“I really want Biden to take credit for making college football happen this year — and then claim that’s why he won Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania,” Richard Deitsch added.
The interview will reportedly air at 11 p.m. E.T. on ESPN tonight.