Matt will interview President Obama before Super Bowl

Feb. 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM ET

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President Barack Obama interview with Matt Lauer in the White House in 2010.

Matt Lauer will sit down with President Barack Obama live on Super Bowl Sunday before the big game. 

He'll chat with the commander in chief at the White House about policy and election-year politics. 

The one-on-one talk will air during a special pre-game edition of TODAY airing late Sunday afternoon on NBC.

Matt's previous interviews with Obama have been spirited affairs. In June 2010, the president said he was seeking an "ass to kick" over the Gulf oil spill. And before the 2009 Super Bowl, Obama talked about bringing troops home from Iraq.  

For more details about TODAY's big plans for Super Bowl weekend, which kick off on Friday, click here

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