Lance Armstrong's Interview with Oprah Will Air on 2 Nights to Avoid Cuts

Jessica MarieCorrespondent IIJanuary 15, 2013

AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 14:  In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (R) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career January 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  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.  (Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)
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It's the interview the whole world is waiting for: Lance Armstrong on Oprah.

According to a tweet from CBS This Morning, the interview cannot help but live up to the hype because we're going to get every last little bit of it:

Oprah announces she will air the Lance Armstrong interview in 2 nights, because it’s “impossible” to cut it down #OprahThisMorning

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 15, 2013

CBS This Morning adds in a separate tweet that Oprah confirmed Armstrong's confession:

Oprah: I would say [Lance Armstrong]did not come clean in the manner I had expected. It was surprising to me. #OprahThisMorning

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 15, 2013

Armstrong's interview was taped on Monday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, according to The Washington Post. Instead of airing only on Thursday, it will air on Thursday and Friday on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Thursday's broadcast will begin at 9 p.m. ET, while Friday's will begin at 8 p.m. ET, according to OWN

On Monday night, an Associated Press source leaked that in the interview with Oprah, Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his illustrious cycling career. Armstrong has denied PED use throughout his career, even after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles because it found "systematic doping" on Armstrong's team, according to CBS News.

The USADA's case against Armstrong states that the cyclist used PEDs and blood transfusions "to gain a competitive edge throughout his career," according to USA Today.

Armstrong's confession comes after he reportedly apologized to his former staff at his foundation, Livestrong, for jeopardizing its reputation, according to ABC News.

Armstrong resigned from Livestrong in November because of "the controversy surrounding his cycling career," according to USA Today.