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60 Minutes ' Gore score

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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore gave
60 Minutes viewers -- and, apparently, interviewer Leslie Stahl -- a
surprise Sunday night by informing the nation that he would not be a candidate for
president in 2004.

The interview took place Sunday afternoon, a few hours before it aired and
less than one day after Gore did a star turn as host of Saturday Night
Live
.

60 Minutes spokesman Kevin Tedesco said major newspapers were given a
heads-up on Gore's revelation prior to the program's airing.

While Gore's SNL take on embattled Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) may have been
a bit caustic, the former VP's recent media blitz had left many
believing he was trying to change his image in preparation for another run.

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