The interview is about to begin.
Oprah: When we first met we agreed that there would be no holds barred.
Oprah: Yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your performance? Armstrong: Yes.
Oprah: In all 7 of your Tour de France victories did you take banned substances? Armstrong: Yes.
Armstrong: Earlier in my career, there was cortisone.
Oprah: For 13 years you brazenly denied. Why now?
Armstrong: This is too late. That's my fault. I view this situation as one big lie.
Armstrong: This story was perfect for so long.
Armstrong on Betsy -everything is not okay with them. They were deeply hurt. Oprah: You did call her crazy, you called her many things.
Oprah: Emma -how do you feel about that today? Armstrong: Not good. I was just on the attack.
Armstrong: Team, reputation threatened -I was on the attack.
Armstrong on Landis confessing: That was the tipping point.
Armstrong: Floyd kept messaging me "I have videos, I'll put it all on Youtube."
Armstrong on Landis: We didn't give him a spot on the team which he wanted. If that was a blow-off, then yeah.
Armstrong: I didn't shun him. He felt like the sport did.
Armstrong: We wouldn't be sitting here if I didn't come back.
Oprah: You would have gotten away with it?
Armstrong: It's impossible to say, but it didn't.
Oprah: Did you not think that you would be found out at some point?
Armstrong: I just assumed the stories would continue for a long time. We're sitting here because there was a 2 year investigation.
Oprah: When the case was dropped, did you have any influence over it? Armstrong: No.
Oprah (on the dropping of the case): Did it feel like the wolves have left the door? Armstrong: (nods) Those were some serious wolves.
Oprah: What was your reaction when you learned that USADA was going to pick up the case.
Part 2 of Oprah's interview with Lance Armstrong starts.
Oprah and Armstrong now talking about the Livestrong Foundation.
Oprah: Of everything that happened in this entire process, in this fall from grace, has this been the lowest (resigning as Livestrong chairman)?
Armstrong: Yes, this is the lowest.
Oprah: Are you facing your demons?
Armstrong: Absolutely. It's a process.
"Can Livestrong survive without you?" Armstrong: I hope so.
Oprah: Do you think that banned substances contributed to you getting cancer?
Armstrong: I don't think so. I'm not a doctor. I don't have a doctor suggest that to me personally.
Armstrong on what he thinks about himself back in 2005: I don't like that guy. He felt and believed he was invincible. He's still here, I'm not going to lie to the public. But his on the process of exiting.
Armstrong to his fans: I understand your anger. You supported me forever, and I lied to you. I'm sorry. I'm willing to spend as long as I have to to make amends.