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Lance Armstrong Oprah Admission: How to Find and Watch the OWN Interview

AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 14:  In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (not pictured) 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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Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJanuary 16, 2013

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong is already the talk of the town, and it hasn't even aired yet.

Here is when this anticipated talk will air: 

 

Broadcast Information

This is the interview so large, it is being hailed as a two-night event. It will be broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Thursday, January 17, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and Friday, January 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. 

This interview will also be available on live stream.

Now if you are like me, and want to watch this on your television, but have no idea where the OWN network sits in 500 channels of largely obscure programming, check out this handy tool: OWN channel finder

 

Why Tune In?

As the media giant confirmed on CBS This Morning, Armstrong admits to doping in his interview with her, which took place in Armstrong's Texas home. ESPN shared this quote from Oprah from her CBS interview:  

I don't think 'emotional' begins to describe the intensity or the difficulty he experienced in talking about some of these things.

While we know the admission is coming, there has still been plenty left to the imagination. How much will Armstrong actually reveal? Will he come off as sincere or calculated? And did Oprah bring her couch with her, or are they using some of Lance's furniture? 

To be honest, I could care less about Lance's confession at this point. I've seen the disgraced cycling legend loudly spew too many vehement denials to believe he is doing anything other than trying to manipulate public perception. 

However, I am interested in the spectacle of the whole thing. 

For starters, this is a huge moment for Winfrey. Her new network has not taken off like just about everything else she has done. This is earning a lot of attention and hype. It is safe to assume that countless people will be turning on this network for the first time just to watch this interview. 

She is going to want to leave them impressed. So, is this interview going to be drawn out to the point where it becomes watered down and tedious, or can it possibly stay attention grabbing for two nights? 

And while I'm tired of hearing Lance talk, I must confess, I want to see how hard this now-admitted liar is willing to go to sell his newest bill of goods. Will he force out some tears, or make excuses to justify his cheating?

Whatever the case, there will certainly be some unforgettable moments. 

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