Tonight former pro-football player and author of Go Long!: My Journey and Beyond the Game and the Fame, Jerry Rice.Jon begins by looking at Castro and the several conflicting reports surrounding his health, including one report stating that Castro had to be implanted with an artificial anus. Jon then looks at Obama's announcement stating that he is starting an exploratory committee in a segment called Countdown to Obamania. Jon then looks at the American Idol premiere with John Hodgman, Resident Expert. Finally, Rob Riggle looks at local politics with a man who changed his name to Andy Griffith in order to run in the election for local sheriff.