Lance Armstrong's Interview with Oprah

  • Aired:  01/15/13
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Oprah sits down with Charlie Rose to give the world her reaction to what she won't tell people Lance said. (3:13)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING TONIGHT'S BROADCAST.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

[CROWD CHANTING "STEPHEN!"]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IN HERE, OUT THERE, FOLKS, YOU CAN FEEL THE ENERGY IN THIS ROOM TONIGHT BECAUSE THERE'S ONE

STORY ROCKING THIS NATION.

A BOMBSHELL DROPPED BY MY HERO, LANCE ARMSTRONG, MASTER OF THE TWO WHEELER.

RUMORS HAVE BEEN SWIRLING FOR YEARS ABOUT LANCE, BUT UNLIKE MOST AMERICANS, WHEN TIMES GOT

TOUGH, I DIDN'T GET OFF THE TANDEM BIKE OF ADMIRATION.

NO!

I SADDLED UP, RANG THE BELL OF LOYALTY, PUT DOWN THE KICKSTAND OF SUPPORT, STAYED IN IT TO

SCHWINN IT, AND-- I'VE RUN OUT OF BIKE METAPHORS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

POINT IS, THE MAN'S A HERO.

HE BEAT CANCER.

THEN WENT ON TO BEAT SOMETHING EVEN LESS POPULAR: THE FRENCH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WELL, YESTERDAY HE FINALLY BROKE HIS SILENCE IN AN EXPLOSIVE SIT DOWN WITH OPRAH.

NOW, IT DOESN'T AIR UNTIL THURSDAY AND SECURITY AROUND THE INTERVIEW HAS BEEN TIGHTER THAN

LANCE'S PANTS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WE KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

SO, OF COURSE, ALL THE CABLE NEWS NETWORKS ARE REPORTING IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

LADY O REFUSES TO RELEASE ANY CLIPS TO THE NEWS MEDIA, BUT INSTEAD.

SHE SAT DOWN WITH HER BEST FRIEND GAYLE'S BEST CBS "THIS MORNING" CO-HOST CHARLIE ROSE TO

GIVE US HER REACTION TO WHAT SHE WON'T TELL US LANCE SAID.

>> Stephen: WELL SORRY, OPRAH.

I'M NOT PLAYING INTO YOUR LITTLE P.R. STUNT.

IF YOU WON'T TELL US WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN YOU AND LANCE, I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY AS A

JOURNALIST TO MAKE SOMETHING UP.

[ LAUGHTER ]

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS JUST IN: LANCE ARMSTRONG BANGED OPRAH!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

JIMMY -- LET'S GO TO THE TAPE.

>> HE BROUGHT IT.

HE REALLY DID.

LITERALLY TWO AND A HALF HOURS.

WE WERE BOTH PRETTY EXAUSTED.

AND, UM, I WOULD SAY I WAS SATISFIED.

ABOUT AN HOUR AND 20 MINUTES IN, WE TOOK A BREAK AND LANCE ACTUALLY SAID, "WILL THERE BE A

POINT WHERE YOU LIGHTEN UP?" I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I WAS SATISFIED.

WE'VE DECIDED THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO GO FOR TWO NIGHTS.

THE WORD I KEEP USING IS SATISFIED.

WHRAF LAUGH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Stephen: YES, SIR.

SOUNDS LIKE LANCE GAVE HER A ONE-NIGHT SUB

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