On the heels of her much-publicized interview with David Letterman, Oprah just announced her next Big Get: Lance Armstrong, discussing his doping scandal, in the first interview since he was given a lifetime cycling ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency last summer and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
Oprah will travel to Armstrong’s home in Texas for the interview. The cyclist will also address “years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career,” according to an announcement from OWN.
The 90-minute episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” airing Thursday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m., will also be live streamed on Oprah.com.
After the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report accusing Armstrong of doping through his career, Armstrong also stepped down from the Livestrong foundation, and lost multiple endorsement deals.
This announcement comes the same day word got out that Showtime’s Wednesday premiere of “60 Minutes Sports” has an interview with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart, who says Armstrong offered the agency a six-figure “donation“ a few years before the doping investigation. Armstrong’s attorney told the Associated Press that there’s “no truth to the story.”