Lance Armstrong sprints for 'the Oprah effect'

Celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley, author of the New York Times bestseller "Oprah: A Biography," speculated that Armstrong will use his interview to shift the spotlight back to his Live Strong cancer charity.

updated: January 10, 2013 10:32 IST
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Washington: Stripped of his Tour de France titles, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is banking on "the Oprah effect" to help get his life, career and public image back on track.

He can expect not only tough questions, but also a generous dose of empathy when he sits down with talk show icon Oprah Winfrey at his Texas home for an interview going out on her OWN cable channel and website next Thursday.

"Oprah is not flying down to Austin and airing a prime time special to hear another denial (of drug use) from Lance Armstrong," veteran Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman, vice chairman of, told AFP on Wednesday.

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