For the first time in Oprah Show history, Oprah is sitting down with presidential candidates for one-on-one interviews. On September 19, 2000, the race is heating up and the front-runners, Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore, are neck and neck.

A week earlier, Oprah spoke with Vice President Gore, the Democratic presidential candidate. Now it's time for Gov. Bush, the Republican candidate, to let his voice be heard.

"I'm running against a formidable opponent," Gov. Bush says. "I know that it's going to be a tough race. I think I'm going to win when it's all said and done, but it's going to be close—and it's good for the country to have a close race."

Viewers have written in from across the country with their questions for Gov. Bush.

"As I said last week when I interviewed Vice President Al Gore, I stayed away from interviewing politicians for 15 years because I thought it would be really difficult to break through the wall of sound bites and what appeared to be practiced answers," Oprah says. "So my hope again today is to ask questions that will help reveal the real man so you can decide who feels like the right candidate for you."


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