Oprah Nabs First Armstrong Interview

Will he take advantage of the soft, forgiving couch?


Last week the New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong was considering admitting, finally, to the doping allegations that have left him stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and millions of dollars in lucrative endorsements. There is now a good possibility that he will do so with none other than Oprah.

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network announced today that, on January 17, they will air a 90-minute special episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter in which Armstrong will give his first “no-holds-barred” interview since losing his titles and being banned from professional competition for life. Many are speculating that Armstrong will admit to blood doping and using performance-enhancing drugs before breaking down in tears on Oprah’s storied couch. (We’ll fuel the rumors, since we’re not sure what else there is to talk about.) If you don’t get OWN—or think you might but have no idea where it would be on your dial—the interview will also be live-streamed at