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Live-blog: Lance Armstrong, The Oprah Winfrey Interview
Tonight begins the two-night event that is Lance Armstrong’s revelatory interview with Oprah Winfrey. Our reporters Lori Rackl and Kara Spak will be live-blogging the event which begins at 8 p.m. on OWN. [Click here to find OWN on your cable system] or you can watch below and stream live here.
TV Critic Lori Rackl has followed the Tour de France for years, both on television and in person. She was on the Champs Elysees in 2002 cheering on Armstrong as he rode victory laps in his yellow jersey, and she returned to France eight years later to watch the Texan compete in his final Tour. A cycling enthusiast who’s pedaled some of the Tour’s epic climbs, from Mt. Ventoux to Tourmalet, Rackl has some idea how punishing — and dirty — the sport can be.
Everything Kara Spak knows about professional cycling she learned in Lance Armstrong’s autobiography, “It’s Not About the Bike.” Everything, that is, except information about the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in the sport, a story she’s been following since it broke. A former Lance fan and longtime Oprah watcher, Kara is watching tonight to see just what he has to say for himself.