The Ed Show | January 28, 2013
>>> well, super bowl xlvii only six days away. president obama speaking out on the dangers of long-term head injuries associated with football. it's important to point out that the president is a life-long chicago bears fan and loves watching the game. but in a recent interview with the new republic, the president expressed concern for players, saying if i had a son, i would have to think long and hard before i let him play football. and i think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. president obama also said nfl players have protections in place like their players union and high salaries, but he is worried that college football players are at risk, saying, you know, you read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of the same problems with concussions and so forth, and then they have nothing to fall back on. that's something that i would like to see the ncaa think about. it's a very serious issue. we reported about it here on "the ed show." there is a direct link between playing football and dangerous brain diseases like cte. in case you didn't think it's on the minds of the players, here is what ravens safety bernard pollard had to say. "the only thing that i'm waiting for, and i hope it doesn't happen, is a guy dying on the field. we've had everything else happen there except for a death. we understand what we signed up for, and it sucks." in an estimated 100 million americans are getting ready to watch the super bowl this sunday. everyone loves to see the big plays with the big hits . and it's turning out as long as it's not our kid out there on the field. tonight in our survey, i asked you do you trust republicans on immigration reform ? 4% of you said yes. 96% of you say no.
>>> coming up, the president and secretary of state hillary clinton sat down for a rare joint interview, and fox news, well, they didn't like it a bit. jonathan alter weighs in on it next. stay