As a way in which to promote her upcoming interview with Lance Armstrong airing on OWN Thursday night, Oprah Winfrey paid a visit on Tuesday to “CBS This Morning”; and in the process, she admitted that this is going to be an interview that changes the fabric of what we know about athletes and public perception.
Oprah confirmed that the cyclist, who has already been stripped of many of his honors and titles from his career, came clean about doping during the interview, but also did so in a manner she did not expect. She referred to the entire interview (which lasted for two and a half hours) as “mesmerizing,” as he answered many of her questions in a way in which he was “ready” to do so. This may mean that there were still certain details about Armstrong’s past held back during the chat, as there could be some severe legal implications coming at him courtesy of what he chose to admit on-camera.
The only thing more startling than any of these comments is the following admission from Oprah that somehow, this interview in terms of scope is going to surpass what she did with Michael Jackson back in the early 1990s (and it is all thanks to the internet):
“It’s the biggest interview I’ve ever done in terms of the exposure … It is going to be live around the world. It’s going to be live streamed around the world for people who don’t have OWN.”
Even if you care nothing about sports, this is going to make for some compelling television as a fall from grace, the same sort of story that we have seen time and time again with everyone from movie stars to politicians.
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