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Katie Couric Lands Manti Te’o ‘Exclusive’

Photo by Marc Serota

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o before the BCS National Championship game against Alabama on Jan. 7 in Miami.

The big "get" goes to Katie Couric.

While Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o has spoken to ESPN -- and said he did not participate in the hoax about a "dead" girlfriend who turned out to be neither real nor dead -- that wasn't on camera or recorded.

Which is why ABC-TV's Katie Couric can say her sit-down with Te'o and his parents will be the player's "first TV interview." The show hasn't said when or where the interview will be recorded. But is it letting everyone know it will be broadcast on Thursday. And it wouldn't be a big surprise to see the show release some video highlights before then to build anticipation.

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RLA | January 21, 2013 at 8:09 p.m. ― 4 years, 2 months ago

News or gossip? TMZ and the like have their place, but I look to KPBS to follow real news. If this is a new direction for KPBS news I will change my donations.

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Claire Trageser, KPBS Staff | January 21, 2013 at 9:48 p.m. ― 4 years, 2 months ago

RLA, this is an NPR story that feeds automatically onto our website. We also have many other stories, both from NPR and KPBS, that have more straightforward news value. Please do not view this brief story as a new direction for KPBS.

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DeLaRick | January 22, 2013 at 12:10 p.m. ― 4 years, 2 months ago

Even though this story is essentially garbage, it raises questions worth discussing. Why are sub-standard journalistic standards, like the ones which helped the propagation of this hoax, being celebrated with national scrutiny? The real story is why ESPN and the others didn't catch this sooner.

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Peking_Duck_SD | January 22, 2013 at 3:49 p.m. ― 4 years, 2 months ago

Hopefully he will do better than S. Palin did with Katie and not look like he has the IQ of a stone!

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