Armstrong's Oprah interview: will he cry more than Marion Jones?

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Guardian:The Oprah Winfrey Network's promise of a "no-holds barred" confessional from Lance Armstrong would be a break from the tested Oprah format. The reality is likely to be more cuddles than confrontation in the Jan. 17 event.

The Oprah-branded cable channel – run by Discovery, the broadcaster that sponsored Armstrong's team between 2004 and 2007 – promised a forensic trawl through the rider's "alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and charges of lying".

Previous form, though, suggests the encounter with Armstrong will follow a more familiar pattern for Oprah-led celebrity relaunches, involving the host's famous "rapport talk" and the guest's ability to cry in public.

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