Vice President Al Gore tells the most powerful woman on television why he wants to be president on Oprah (check local times and channels). Dr. Laura Schlessinger, under fire from gay and lesbian groups for her anti-gay stance, brings her message to TV in the new syndicated series Dr. Laura (check local times and channels). But how long will her sponsors stick around? Also premiering today is 2 Minute Drill (7 p.m., ESPN), ESPN's new sports trivia game show hosted by the incomparably wiggy Kenny Mayne. Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where Debra's prodigal sister returns to announce that she's becoming a nun. The Hughleys (9 p.m., UPN), D.L. Hughley's sitcom about an upwardly mobile African-American family living in a well-to-do white suburb, begins a new season on UPN (it formerly aired on ABC). The new sitcom Girlfriends (9:30 p.m., UPN) debuts. Four women share romantic and career ups and downs. Tracee Ellis Ross (Diana Ross' daughter) and Jill Marie Jones star.
The documentary One Day in September (8 p.m., HBO) chronicles the horrifying events of Sept. 5, 1972, when Palestinian terrorists held 11 Israeli athletes hostage at the Munich Olympic Games while the TV cameras rolled. Michael Douglas narrates.
Patriots at Jets (9 p.m., ABC)
Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Billy Zane
David Letterman (CBS) Sting
Jay Leno (NBC) Geraldo Rivera, Al Green
Politically Incorrect (ABC) "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch, Kathy Griffin
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Alicia Silverstone, Andy Dick (rerun)
All times Eastern unless noted.