This site is not on the radar of Oprah’s people thus I did not receive the press release announcing the interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. I’ll be watching the interview, but I will not be recommending it in the Viewing Picks for Thursday nor Friday.
Anyway, SiriusXM’s Oprah Radio will premiere the audio portion of the interview that will be seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network starting on Thursday.
Here’s the press blurb from SiriusXM.
“Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” Two-Part Event to air on SiriusXM’s Oprah Radio
Oprah speaks exclusively with cyclist Lance Armstrong in Austin, Texas in his first no-holds-barred interview addressing the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career for a special two-part episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter.
“Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” will premiere on SiriusXM’s Oprah Radio (XM channel 111 and Sirius channel 206 with Sirius Premier) on Friday, January 18.
This is Armstrong’s 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.
“Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” premieres Thursday, January 17 on OWN.