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Livestrong CEO Reflects On Effect Of Armstrong Interview

Livestrong Foundation CEO Doug Ulman appeared live via satellite on NBC’s "Today" Friday morning and said Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong was “incredibly difficult” to watch. Ulman: “There was a little sense of relief because our organization today can finally move beyond this topic and this issue. ... Lance gave us this platform and it's our responsibility and our opportunity to take this forward.”

NBC's Matt Lauer asked, “So Livestrong will remain viable?” Ulman: “Absolutely. Will there be challenges ahead? For sure, but we are buoyed by the support of literally millions of people, by the support of great programs and partners, partners like Nike, who have recommitted their support. ... We're open for business today and if people out there need our services, are battling cancer, are dealing with the practical, emotional, physical side effects, we want them to call us. We're here to serve” (“Today,” NBC, 1/18).
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