Bush to Appear on 'Dr. Phil'

President Bush (search) will visit "Dr. Phil" (search) Wednesday to talk about raising his twin daughters.

The president and first lady Laura Bush (search) pre-taped their interview with "Dr. Phil" McGraw several weeks ago at the family ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Bush's challenger, John Kerry (search), visits "Dr. Phil" the following Wednesday, Oct. 6 (3 p.m./Ch. 2). He and wife Teresa are set to talk about raising a "blended family."

While candidates have been using the talk shows for years to campaign, it is rare for a sitting president to make an appearance on a daytime TV show in so informal a setting — and talking about so private a subject.

McGraw, who has dedicated this season to family dynamics, has a new book out called "Family First" (search) — which he hyped in a prime-time special on CBS last week.

Kerry appeared last week on "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Live with Regis & Kelly," while Bush sits for a three-part interview this week with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel.

Kerry also appears tomorrow and Thursday with Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America."