'Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive' Expanded to Air as a Two-Night Event This Thursday and Friday

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January 15th, 2013

via press release:

‘OPRAH AND LANCE ARMSTRONG: THE WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE’ EXPANDS TO TWO-NIGHT EVENT AIRING THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 AND FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

 

 

Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong, “Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive,” has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.  The special episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will air Thursday, January 17 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT (as previously announced) and Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide both nights on Oprah.com.

 

Following the interview which taped in Austin, Texas on Monday, January 14, Winfrey tweeted: Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours. He came READY!

 

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.  Winfrey speaks with Armstrong 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 renowned 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.

 

 
  • Jimbo

    Not exactly a shocker, this is probably the only time people might tune in to watch OWN, so…

  • Kay

    WHO CARES!! I won’t be watching because most of those celeb. athlete’s probably took something to and haven’t owned up to it either!!!

  • don

    sick of this story

  • TVMAN

    Oprah will juice this story as much as he can on her network

  • RJ

    Who the hell cares??

  • Michael

    2am on Friday night/Saturday morning in the UK is going to be unusually competitive. Discovery are simulcasting the Oprah and Armstrong interview, while Sky 1 are simulcasting the east coast airing of the Fringe finale. And by odd coincidence. Sky Movies Comedy will also be showing Dodgeball at that time, which includes Armstrong.

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