Talk show host and outspoken Democrat Rosie O'Donnell
is expected to air a political speech by good bud Barbra Streisand
supporting Al Gore
on today's show, despite initial objections from syndicator Warner Bros. Sources told Reuters
that O'Donnell threatened not to renew her contract if the studio blocked the airing of the Streisand speech, which was delivered at a Gore fundraiser. O'Donnell reportedly offered to run the pro-Gore endorsement after Friday's 20/20
featuring an interview with Streisand conducted by Barbara Walters
edited out some of the singer's political views.