THE O FACTOR

Oprah Winfrey to Interview Beto O’Rourke in Times Square

Oprah Winfrey will interview Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat who nearly defeated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in a hotly contested Senate race, during a live event in New York City. The Feb. 5 event, titled “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square,” will also feature Bradley Cooper, Michael B. Jordan and Melinda Gates. “In one-on-one conversations, Winfrey will discuss how each of the guests created an impact and shifted the conversation in their respective fields of entertainment, politics and culture in the last year,” the event listing said. O’Rourke, a fundraising powerhouse with a devoted grassroots following, has often been named as a possible 2020 presidential candidate.