WASHINGTON, Jan 9, 2013 – No question will be off-limits when Lance
Armstrong sits down with Oprah Winfrey for a pre-recorded interview to air
next week, a spokeswoman for the talk show diva’s network said Wednesday.
“Armstrong has no editorial control and no question is off-limits,” Nicole
Nichols of Winfrey’s OWN cable TV network told AFP in an email, adding that
the disgraced cyclist is getting no payment for the interview.
Nichols also said the 90-minute interview at Armstrong’s home in Austin,
Texas — to be aired January 17 on the OWN network and online worldwide — “is
Asked when it would be recorded, she replied: “We are not confirming any
further details. Thanks.”
It will be Armstrong’s first interview since he was stripped of his Tour de
France titles after the US Anti-Doping Agency said he helped orchestrate the
most sophisticated doping program in cycling history.
Last week, The New York Times reported that Armstrong, 41, was considering
publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs, in an
apparent bid to return to competitive sport in marathons and triathlons.
On her Twitter feed Tuesday, Winfrey said: “Looking forward to this
conversation with @lancearmstrong”. Armstrong retweeeted that message on his
own Twitter account.