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January 18th, 2013
08:49 PM ET

Armstrong's Confession: The Oprah Impact

In a broadcast watched by 4.3 million people, Oprah Winfrey interviewed disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong about his use of performance enhancing drugs. But how did the queen of daytime talk do? And did Armstrong's admission save his public image? CNN's Brooke Baldwin critiques the high-profile confession with Lauren Ashburn of The Daily Download.

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  1. Debra

    i think armstrong should be forgiven, he is a nice guy and he deserves a second chance even though he did lie...alot of people have mistakes in there life we just need to forgive the people who have mistakes

    January 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm |
  2. him247

    I think armstrong should go kill hisself... He is not the only person who faught cancer. He was a PED Experimental lab rat, built by an army of doctors and lawyers in order to accrue a bankroll so enormous he could payoff his cover (aka livestrong), his benefactors ( aka cycling, tour de france, and ESPN inc), and hisself without no-one noticing. but that wasnt good enogh, he had to countersue everyone who spoke out and disrespect anyone who didnt believe him... hes a liar, a snake, and saved no one... cancer still exist.. maybe by getting rid of the biggest sport cancer of them all (aka lance armstrong) we can finally move on and due away with this horrible disease...

    January 20, 2013 at 1:28 am |
  3. Valeria T

    This entire thing is ridiculous. We should not be villifying Lance Armstrong, not for simply using *performance-enhancing drugs*. Professional sports by its very nature is competitive, and one has to do whatever it takes to succeed, as long as no one else is hurt in the process. If, for example, and *only* for example, if it were ever proven that some hypothetical athlete had, let's say, sabotaged an opponent's equipment, or slipped them something that made them too ill to compete, *THEN* it would be grounds for revoking any prizes, not to mention legal action against the perpetrator. However, that's not the case with Lance Armstrong, he only did something to give himself an edge, which any athlete has to do if they're going to get anywhere. The Tour De France should give him back all seven winnings, and the companies that dropped his advertising should restore it. Lance Armstrong has NOT done ANYTHING wrong.

    January 25, 2013 at 8:05 am |
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