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Oprah Winfrey

Holding Back About

Lance Confession

1/15/2013 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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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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31.

FENDER     

http://youtu.be/YR5nuMF3McI

557 days ago
32.

Luz    

I think he was cornered to admit he doped by that sports association.

557 days ago
33.

JimmyB    

He's a POS liar who intentionally ruined innocent people's lives. Why didn't he do a legitimate interview with a news organization instead of doing this? Wonder how he would've done at 60 Minutes.

He's s***.

557 days ago
34.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I don't see how it is going to fly. This is stale like week old bread. Who cares now? Whatever Oprah had is long gone. Thank God.

557 days ago
35.

DaveT    

Tens of millions will be made in marketing promotion and advertising by Oprah...much of which will be shared with you-know-who to supposedly confess-but-not-really-enough-to-face-legal-repercussions.
Can't blame him, fickle public spits on him and calls him a liar, whether or not he cheated, so might as well cash in on it and tell them what they want to hear.
Cha-ching! :D

557 days ago
36.

creole43    

Oprah has nothing to prove and nothing about oprah is long gone.

557 days ago
37.

Sally    

Both Oprah and her BFF Gayle are so phony. Can't believe people watch either one of them.

557 days ago
38.

rudynjudyjudy    

armstrong was the walking dead until he went all medical on them on his death bed,whatver he did it worked and he`s still healthy and alive getover it haters

557 days ago
39.

rudynjudyjudy    

if he would have just smoked dope and did some roids he would be governator`ss!,he`s smarter than that

557 days ago
40.

rudynjudyjudy    

if he screwed the help and cheated on his wife publically and got fire andfn left a powerless presidenta he would still be a good guy?

557 days ago
41.

rudynjudyjudy    

he didn`t hurt anyone and he was dieing and in treatment so WTF

557 days ago
42.

rudynjudyjudy    

he ran over someone on his bike?

557 days ago
43.

Michael    

Of course she played coy. She wants to drum up the ratings for her show on her network as much as possible. Sadly, OWN is a "Dead Network Walking".

557 days ago
44.

Obamais still aracist    

fake morning news shows they all are so biased its sickening what they have done to the first amendment

557 days ago
45.

Obamais still aracist    

I was on harpo I will never do anything for her again cheap btch

557 days ago
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