Lance Armstrong Admission on Oprah: Time, Date, TV Coverage and Replay Info

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 16, 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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The interview that everyone has been anxiously waiting to hear is almost upon us, as Lance Armstrong will talk about his past with performance-enhancing drugs in a long interview Oprah Winfrey. 

We have heard small bits of information about the interview from various reports and Winfrey, who made an appearance on CBS This Morning on Tuesday to discuss what was talked about and her reaction to what Armstrong was saying. 

Fans and media will finally be able to form their own opinions when the taped interview airs over two days on Oprah's OWN network. 

In anticipation of this event, here is all of the information you need to know about where and when to find it on television. 

 

When: Thursday, Jan. 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET and Friday, Jan. 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Watch: OWN Network (Check cable or satellite listings for channel number)

Replay: Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET (First half of interview); Friday, Jan. 18 at 11:00 p.m. ET (Second half of interview)

 

What to Expect

One of the advantages to having the interview already taped is the number of reports that have come out providing tidbits of information that is going to come out. 

During her appearance on CBS This Morning (via CBS.com), Winfrey stated that Armstrong "did not come clean in the manner that I expected."

Other than that, everyone is staying very tight-lipped about what is going to come out in the interview. In some ways that is probably smart, because no one is going to pay attention to anything else when you have that confession out there. 

Armstrong has vehemently denied any wrongdoing for so long that to hear him do a complete reversal is stunning. 

The interview took more than two hours to complete, which is why it is going to air over the course of two nights. It will be interesting to see how deep Winfrey goes with her questions and how forthcoming Armstrong is with his answers. 

Winfrey did say on CBS that Armstrong was "ready" with his answers, meaning that his team had his ear and coached him to say certain things but not others. After more than a decade of denying it, as long as Armstrong is able to tell some semblance of the truth, the interview should at least be compelling.