Aussie Version of '60 Minutes' Airs Show About Lance Armstrong. Show Included Never Before Aired Footage of Armstrong Being Questioned, Under Oath, About Taking Drugs. See the Video Australian Broadcasting Corp.; YouTube
The Australian version of "60 Minutes" -- called "Four Corners" -- has broadcast a news report about Lance Armstrong that includes the only time he was questioned under oath about taking drugs while a professional cyclist.
The Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s "Four Corners," its well-respected TV investigative newsmagazine, went on the air seven years before "60 Minutes" debuted on CBS in 1968 -- premiering Aug. 19, 1961 and marking its 50th anniversary last year.
Here's a short excerpt of Armstrong's testimony, under oath, that was shown on "Four Corners" on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Its airing on the show was the first time the video has been shown to the public. The testimony was a deposition -- from November 2005 -- that Armstrong gave when a company that was supposed to pay him millions of dollars for repeatedly winning the Tour de France balked because accusations had been made that Armstrong used drugs during the race. We would strongly urge you to watch the entire show, which lasts about 45 minutes. Here's a link to it.
And now, the excerpt: