Oprah Winfrey Worldwide Exclusive Interview with Lance Armstrong Will Air Thursday, January 17 on OWN

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January 8th, 2013

via press release:




Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey will speak exclusively with Lance Armstrong in his first no-holds-barred interview. Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.


The special 90-minute Thursday night episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will air Thursday, January 17 (9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In addition-the interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.


In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas in the only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renown cyclist of doping throughout his career. Armstrong was given a lifetime ban on competing professionally. Late last year, Armstrong resigned as chairman of the foundation he created, Livestrong, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the fight against cancer.

About “Oprah’s Next Chapter”

Oprah’s Next Chapter” is the primetime series featuring Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. “Oprah’s Next Chapter” is produced by Harpo Studios. Join the conversation on Twitter using #NextChapter.



A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.

  • ChipL

    When I read a couple of days ago that Armstrong was considering confessing to the use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career (so that he can compete in triathlons and such), I thought, “It’s a shame Oprah’s not around anymore, so that he can seek redemption and absolution in the time-honored tradition.”

    But, of course, Oprah IS still around. It’s just that people will watch clips of her interview online and on other stations, rather than on her show itself, which, airing on OWN, will be seen by relatively few (though enough to set new ratings records for the channel). And those who do tune in will hardly be the demographic OWN is currently targeting, so the promos for “Real Lady Cops of Miami” and “Here Comes Sweetie Pie Pie” will hardly give those shows much more traction than they already have.

    But it’s kind of comforting to know that she’s still out there, somewhere, offering her transformative brand of forgiveness to the prominent but flawed.

  • Will


  • UKTVFan

    Yes, it’s so comforting that Oprah is still out there offering lying, cheating celebrities an opportunity to make phony apologies for their transgressions. I have zero sympathy for Lance Armstrong, and will not be watching this phony weepfest.

  • RJ

    Does anyone even care if he did drugs? It was like eight years ago (maybe shorter). I could give two s**** about Lance or Oprah anymore.

  • cas127


    Who gives a sh*t?

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