Oprah interview with Lance Armstong to screen in NZ on Friday


This much anticipated exclusive global television event premieres Friday, January 18 at 3pm (NZDT) broadcast simultaneously across Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

Oprah Winfrey will speak exclusively with Lance Armstrong in his first no-holds-barred interview, “Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong: A Worldwide Exclusive.” 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 cycling career.

In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas, 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 from 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.

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Discovery Networks ANZ, Mandy Pattinson said “We are delighted to be bringing this hugely anticipated interview exclusively to our New Zealand subscription television audiences at the same time as it is broadcast on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the US.”

“In a New Zealand television first for Discovery Networks we will be simultaneously broadcasting this special episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” across Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.”

Watch the world premiere of Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong: A Worldwide Exclusive on Friday January 18th at 3pm (NZDT).