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Oprah to interview Lance Armstrong
In what may be the singular moment in OWN history -- which has been searching for one of those "singular" moments -- Lance Armstrong has agreed to what's billed as a "no-holds-barred" interview with the Queen of All Media, aka Oprah Winfrey. The network will air the interview Jan. 17. This announcement comes after a New York Times piece in which "sources" said Armstrong was considering admitting to steroid usage during his career.
From the press release:
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.