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January 11th, 2013
10:28 AM ET

Will Lance Armstrong admit to doping during his 90-minute interview with Oprah Winfrey?

Many people are sitting on pins and needles as they wait to see if Lance Armstrong will admit to doping when he sits down to talk to Oprah next week. The former cycling superstar is doing his first interview since he was stripped of seven Tour De France titles and banned from cycling for life. This morning host of CNN's Reliable Sources and Washington Bureau Chief at Newsweek- Daily Beast Howard Kurtz and Daily Beast contributor and Editor in Chief of the Daily Download Lauren Ashburn join “Starting Point” to discuss whether they think Armstrong will use that interview to admit he took performance-enhancing drugs for years.

Ashburn says that while she believes Armstrong will confess to doping during his interview with Oprah, the talk show queen no longer has the cultural clout she used to have. Kurtz agrees but says, “she is still Oprah Winfrey and … [Armstrong] sees that he has to go to the “church of Oprah” and seek absolution.” Ashburn says she is looking forward to seeing Armstrong “sit there for and hour and a half and seeing his body language [and] what his eyes look like.” “This interview could be as important for Oprah Winfrey in trying to get back on the cultural map as it will be for Lance Armstrong,” says Kurtz.

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  1. muhfuh

    Does Lance really have a heart that pumps nine gallons a minute while ours are pumping five as Sanjay Gupta told us in a 2009 interview? Or was it PEDs and blood manipulation that enabled Mr. Armstrong to beat all those supposedly drug-free losers cursed with the 8-gallon and 7-gallon hearts.

    January 14, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Charlie Sheen

    He may admit it now that his whole career has been ruined. Most hate him, and he really does not have anything to lose at this point.

    January 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    "Will Lance Come Clean?" reads the teaser on the CNN homepage – linking to this article.

    'Come Clean?' The only way he could come clean is to contact Captain Katherine Janaway to initiate a Tuvok-led time travel back to the beginning of his career – and then try to go at it clean. Then we would not even know who is Lance because he would not win even a single TDF (a different but lesser cheat would win).

    This man lied to the entire universe and it swallowed the lie hook, line, and sinker... 6 billion Homo Sapiens – not counting other Hominidae! Heck, taking 6 billion people for a ride is no mean feat!

    Someone please assemble a guard of honor for the man!

    January 12, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. bob

    It is a way to get attention. Both of them CRAVE attention.

    January 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Helen Mwiza

    Reblogged this on The Indepth Story and commented:
    i would like to see that, if it were you would you honour that invite. he duped the whole world, but Sheryl crow saw through him and quit the sham relationship.

    January 11, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply

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