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Oprah promotes self, er, her Lance Armstrong interview


  • Lance Armstrong talks with Oprah Winfrey in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Lance Armstrong talks with Oprah Winfrey in Austin, Texas, on Monday. (OWN )
January 15, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Oprah Winfrey appeared on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday to talk about her interview with Lance Armstrong, but she remained coy about exactly what the disgraced seven-time Tour de France winner admitted to in his drug doping "confession."

"I would say he did not come clean in the manner that I expected," Winfrey told Charlie Rose a day after sitting with Armstrong for more than 2 1/2 hours in Austin, Texas. "It was surprising to me. I would say that for myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers."

Winfrey's not going to tell all about her long-sought interview with the 41-year-old cancer survivor. After all, OWN announced Tuesday morning--at about the same time Winfrey was on "CBS This Morning,' that her interview, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive," was being expanded to air as a two-night event. The special episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 17 as previously announced and now at 8 p.m. Jan. 18. The interview will be simultaneously streamed live worldwide both nights on

Here's what OWN says in its press release about the interview: Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.  Winfrey speaks with Armstrong in the 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. 

Below are excerpts from Winfrey's chat with Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell from "CBS This Morning," in which she talked a lot more about how hard she prepared and how much went into securing the interview than she did about what Armstrong said.

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