1 Updates
Katie Couric to interview Manti Te'o about girlfriend hoaxTe'o
Photo Credit: Getty Images

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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

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.



Via ABC News

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/19" rel="author">Jeffrey B. Roth</a>
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.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Wife keeps Ben Affleck 'calm'
Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck credits his wife Jennifer Garner for being a calming influence on him whenever he feels the "terror" of starting a new project.
 
 
Ariana Grande wrote sex song at 14
Ariana Grande wrote sex song at 14
Ariana Grande admits she wrote her first song about sex when she was just 14 years old.
 
 
Kevin Rahm becomes a father
Kevin Rahm becomes a father
Kevin Rahm and his wife Amy welcomed a baby girl into the world on Saturday (13.09.14).
 
 
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have 'mindful' marriage
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have 'mindful' marriage
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck try to make time for family and personal time when the hunk is away shooting movies.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

World Bank launches website to track project progress
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The World Bank Monday launched a new website to allow users to track the progress of the bank's projects and check whether the group is meeting its key targets, including poverty reduction and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
EU leads opposition against Iceland's whaling
Reykjavík, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) led a joint multi-country opposition against the Iceland government's permission for commercial whale hunting and trading Monday, according to a statement issued by the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ariana Grande wrote sex song at 14
Ariana Grande wrote a sexual song when she was 14. The 21-year-old singer first penned a naughty track when she was a teenager, but her mother thought she was ''too young'' to be creating records like that. She said...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kevin Rahm becomes a father
Kevin Rahm has become a father to a baby girl. The 'Mad Men' star took to his Twitter account to announce that he and his wife Amy welcomed their first child into the world at UC Davis Children's Hospital in California...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have 'mindful' marriage
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have a ''very mindful'' marriage. The 42-year-old actress admits she's not interested in being courted by the Hollywood hunk, 42, on a regular basis and believes their relationship works...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Robin Thicke lied about writing Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke has revealed he was ''high on Vicodin and alcohol'' when 'Blurred Lines' was recorded. The 37-year-old singer is currently embroiled in a legal dispute with Marvin Gaye's children, who have accuse the hunk...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
OSCE monitors come under fire at MH17 crash site
Vienna, Sep 16 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) came under artillery fire at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine Sep 14, a report released by the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
EU sanctions limit opportunities for dialogue: Moscow
Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) sanctions against Russia limits the possibilities of bilateral dialogue, Russia's foreign ministry said Monday. "The spiral of EU sanctions considerably narrows the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Alexa Chung posses prediction powers
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Model-presenter Alexa Chung says she stays a step ahead of others in the fashion circuit as she can predict style trends before they hit the runway. She is here for the New York Fashion Week,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
No Ebola risk in Italy from migrants
Rome, Sep 16 (IANS) Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin Monday ruled out that there could be a risk of Ebola coming to Italy from African migrants, as suggested by some media reports in the past weeks. Speaking...
Read more on Business Balla