Lance Armstrong Oprah Interview: Time and Oprah Winfrey Network Channel Info

Ethan GrantAnalyst IJanuary 17, 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  (Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)
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Whether you care about Lance Armstrong's doping confession or not, Oprah Winfrey has two and a half hours of questioning to close this matter for once and for all.

Oprah and Armstrong conducted an interview that will air in two parts over the next two nights on Oprah's personally founded and funded network—OWN.

After Armstrong struggled with a decision to admit doping during his seven-title run as Tour de France champion, he finally came clean in an interview with Winfrey on Jan. 14.

The backlash from his reported confession has been huge. From a fallout with his cancer research foundation, Livestrong, to the International Olympic Committee stripping Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, Australia.

The past year has also been a slap in the face for the former celebrity. He stepped down as Livestrong chairman in 2012 and also garnered a lifetime ban from competition following a report that he was in fact using performance enhancing drugs before, during and after the time of his incredible run.

Here's a look at where you can catch all the action the next two evenings.


Thursday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET (part 1)
Friday, Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. ET (part 2) 

Where: Interviewed conducted in Austin, Texas

Watch: OWN Network (check local listings, broadcast on Discovery Channel in England)

Live Stream:


All of the questions from the past decade and a half are set to be answered on Thursday and Friday night, as Armstrong will put his already reeling reputation on the line one more time to try and convince the American public of his mindset during this cheating scandal.

Buckle up people—Oprah is promising an open interview and tweeted that Armstrong "came ready" following the completion of their time together in Austin, Texas:

Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours . He came READY!

— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 14, 2013

As the promotional video states, this interview is set to be a worldwide exclusive, and one for the ages in the journalism community.