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Katie Couric to interview Manti Te'o about girlfriend hoax

Jan 22 2013, 9:17am CST | by

Katie Couric interviews Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te'o, along with his mother and father, on her talk show, "Katie," about the dead girlfriend hoax that was revealed last week.

  Katie Couric asks Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te'o, the hard questions about the girlfriend who never existed. The exclusive interview with Te'o and his parents, Brian and Ottlia Te'o, will...

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Katie Couric to interview Manti Te'o about girlfriend hoax

Jan 22 2013, 9:17am CST | by

Katie Couric interviews Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te'o, along with his mother and father, on her talk show, "Katie," about the dead girlfriend hoax that was revealed last week.

 

Katie Couric asks Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te'o, the hard questions about the girlfriend who never existed.

The exclusive interview with Te'o and his parents, Brian and Ottlia Te'o, will be aired on Couric's syndicated daytime talk show “Katie,” one Thursday, January 24. This will be the first time that the football star and his family will speak out about the hoax.

Te'o, a Heisman-Trophy runner-up this season, claims he was fooled into believing that his online girlfriend had died last year. The hoax was revealed when it was learned that the woman never existed.

Last week, in an interview with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap, Te'o admitted that he made a few mistakes, including telling his father that he met “Lennay Kekua” in Hawaii even though he attempted meet never happen. Later published accounts revealed inconsistencies in media reports that resulted in Te'o admitting he'd never actually met the woman in person.

As a result of conflicting versions of the story, some have questioned whether the football player was the victim of a hoax or admit the story himself for publicity purposes. Te'o said he was afraid people would think he was crazy to conduct a telephone and online relationship with a woman he never physically met. He has admitted tailoring “my story is that people think that, yeah, he met her before she passed away.”

Couric will preview exclusive content and their own original reporting across ABC News platforms that include “Good Morning America,” “World News,” “Nightime,” “ABCNews.com and ABC News Radio.

Watch Katie Couric's interview with Manti Te'o and his parents Thursday, Jan. 24. Check your local listings or click here for online station finder.



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A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.

 

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