Oprah talks about her Interview with Lance Armstrong



Oprah Winfrey is already talking about her 2-and-a-half hour "confession" interview with Lance Armstrong ... except she's not exactly revealing what he said to her.

Oprah appeared on "CBS This Morning" to talk about the sit-down ... but nobody on the set -- including anchor Gayle King -- really pushed her about what Lance said.

Oprah DID say Lance confessed about using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career ... but added, "He did not come clean in the manner I expected."


But nobody followed up with questions about WHY Lance's answers were so unexpected.

Here's what we do know:

-- Oprah says she prepared 112 questions for the interview, and got through most of them.
-- Oprah says "there were times" Lance got emotional, but she didn't drop details.
-- Oprah says she was so tough with her questioning, that Lance asked her to lighten up.
-- After the interview, Oprah says both she and Lance were exhausted and satisfied.
-- Lance's lawyers were NOT in the room during the interview.
-- Oprah suggests Lance's people leaked details about the interview to the AP.

The Oprah vs. Lance interview is set to air Thursday -- no word if Oprah plans to release any clips of the meeting before then.

Our question -- why the hell did the execs at CBS News let Gayle -- Oprah's BFF -- conduct an interview with this kind of news significance knowing she wouldn't push her hard?
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Oprah Winfrey Expands Lance Armstrong Interview to Two Nights


With hype about Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong reaching a fever pitch, the media mogul has turned the sitdown into a veritable primetime event to air not one but two nights on OWN.

The first part will air Thursday from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET, and the second on Friday at 9 p.m. ET. At the same time, it will be streamed on Oprah.com.

The disgraced cyclist addresses his doping scandal in the interview, which taped Monday in Austin, Texas.
Apparently, Winfrey's got the goods. She said Tuesday on CBS This Morning, co-hosted by BFF Gayle King, although Armstrong "did not come clean in the manner that (she) expected" she was "satisfed by the answers."

"He certainly had prepared himself for this moment. … He brought it. He really did," she said.

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Get those ratings Oprah!