This is what you get when you combine sound-bites from Lance Armstrong’s Oprah interview and Radiohead’s ‘Creep’. Continue reading »
Canadian Sara Canuso studied the cyclist’s body language and mannerisms during the interview and said she believed he was still hiding things.
“He was constantly covering his mouth and shaking his head, big indicators of not telling all of the facts,” she noted.
When Armstrong was asked about the authenticity of his intentions in regards to the interview, Canuso observed: “Oprah is asking questions he does not want to answer, so you will see him take deeper breaths.” Continue reading »
A short promo for Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong has been released.
Unfortunately, there is very little to be learned from it besides the fact that Oprah loves a little dramatic suspense.
Let’s hope Armstrong actually says something in the interview.
There were a number of reports that claimed the disgraced cyclist had admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his seven Tour de France wins but none were confirmed.
Winfrey has since said that Armstrong was “forthcoming” when she asked him about the doping charges.
She said that she hadn’t planned to address the interview until after it had aired on January 17 (US time) but was forced to today following the number of reports. Continue reading »
The network has announced that the 90-minute special will air from 9pm on January 17.
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 renown cyclist of doping throughout his career.
Not surprisingly, the decision to grant the interview to Oprah has been met with criticism from many.
The Oprah Winfrey Network has promised a “no-holds barred” confessional from the American cyclist, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year, but many are predicting the interview will follow the usual Oprah format of “cuddles over confrontation”.
British cyclist David Millar – a staunch anti-doping advocate – feared that the interview will be “stage-managed” and that it will focus on his emotions as opposed to delving into what he did wrong.
“Only Lance would get to have his moment of truth, if that’s what it will be, in front of Oprah Winfrey,” Millar said. Continue reading »
The cyclist, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year, will talk to Oprah from his Texas home where he will address the “alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career”.
Before the interview was announced, The New York Times reported recently that Armstrong was on the verge of admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs while riding the Tour. Continue reading »
Oprah’s finale show has played out in surprisingly low key style after years of flashy giveaways and makeovers.
The talk show host used the show to farewell her millions of fans whom she has had a unique connection with over 25 years on the screen.
“Something in me connected with each of you in a way that allowed me to see myself in you and you in me,” Winfrey said. “I listened and grew, and I know you grew along with me.”
Oprah became emotional when speaking of her upbringing in rural Mississippi.
“It is no coincidence that a lonely little girl,” she said, “who felt not a lot of love, even though my parents and grandparents did the best they could, it is no coincidence that I grew up to feel a genuine kindness, affection, trust and validation from millions of you all over the world.”
Oprah closed out the show by walking the halls of Harpo Studios in Chicago where she hugged staff members.
The original cast of the hit 1965 film The Sound of Music will reunite for the first time in 45 years on Oprah.
The cast of the Oscar-winning musical will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show on October 29.
Actress Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will appear to discuss the impact the film has had on their lives, with each of the actors and actresses who played the Von Trapp children also joining them.
Several members of the original Von Trapp family are expected make an appearance also to pay tribute.
Source: Digital Spy
Daytime’s leading lady invites viewers into her TV-home for the final season of THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW on Monday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
As part of the 25th season premiere, the multiple EMMY® AWARD-winning host welcomes back viewers with special guest John Travolta, as well as other top-secret celebrity guests and a surprise musical performance.
Other highlights from the week include Grammy® Award-winning country music legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd, Oprah speaks to acid attack victim Bethany Storro and Oprah announces her 64th Oprah’s Book Club selection.
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW airs Monday – Friday at 4 p.m. ET on CTV. Also airing on CTV’s afternoon line-up are DR. PHIL at 3 p.m. ET and THE DR. OZ SHOW at 5 p.m. ET.
Monday, September 13 at 4 p.m. ET – The top-secret 25th season premiere features special guest John Travolta, appearances by celebrity guests and a surprise musical performance. Plus dreams come true for some lucky OPRAH viewers.
Tuesday, September 14 at 4 p.m. ET – Grammy® Award-winning country music legends, Naomi and Wynonna Judd, return to OPRAH, discussing plans for a farewell tour, giving a tour of their 1,000-acre Tennessee farm and singing a duet. Wynonna reveals how she lost more than 60 pounds and opens up about how she survived the ordeal of her former husband’s arrest and conviction.
Wednesday, September 15 at 4 p.m. ET – Oprah returns to Williamson, West Virginia, where she hosted an episode on the surging AIDS epidemic on Nov. 16, 1987, to talk to the community about where things stand now.
Thursday, September 16 at 4 p.m. ET – Oprah talks with people making headlines around the world, including Bethany Storro, 28, who was scarred in a brutal acid attack by a stranger August 30 in Vancouver, Washington. Storro appears in-studio for her first one-on-one interview since being released from the hospital.
Friday, September 17 at 4 p.m. ET – Closing out premiere week is an episode jam-packed with surprises galore. Plus, exactly 14 years to the day since launching her Book Club, Oprah makes a live announcement of her 64th Oprah’s Book Club selection.
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 215 domestic stations by CBS Television Distribution and to 144 countries by CBS Studios International.