Lance Armstrong first guest on Newsom TV show

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, then candidate for Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, speaks during a California Democratic Party on the San Jose State University campus on in San Jose, Calif. Newsom is getting a new platform for sharing his made-in-San Francisco values, a cable television talk show. Current TV, the liberal-leaning cable channel co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore, announced has retained the telegenic lieutenant governor to host a weekly hour-long program during which he will chat up "notables from Silicon Valley, Hollywood and beyond." (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
May 19, 2012 1:00:05 PM PDT
Cycling champ Lance Armstrong was the first guest on a new cable television talk show hosted by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The first installment of the "Gavin Newsom Show" aired Friday night, with Armstrong speaking of the rumors that dogged him about performance-enhancing drugs and a federal investigation that eventually ended with no charges being filed against him.

Referring to the rumors that he said date back about 15 years, Armstrong told Newsom that he was "sick and tired of all this."

Armstrong, the winner of seven Tour de France titles, also spoke of his work in support of Proposition 29, the California initiative that, if passed by voters, would raise the state's cigarette tax to fund cancer research.

Newsom's show is aired on Current TV, the liberal-leaning cable channel co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore.


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