Oprah Winfrey with Lance Armstrong in Austin, Texas
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Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong “Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” Part 1 premiered tonight on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.
Below are select interview excerpts and clip links (with embed code) from tonight’s interview.
The conversation continues as “Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” Part 2 airing Friday, January 18 from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN and simultaneously streaming LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com. In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong 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 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. Topics include the alleged doping, years of accusations of cheating and use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.
Additionally, the interview will simulcast in over 100 countries across Western Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific on Discovery Channel, TLC, DMAX and Home&Health, with additional international markets airing both episodes over the weekend. Viewers should check their local listings.