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Katie Couric scores Manti Te'o interview on girlfriend hoax

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  • In a photo provided by ESPN, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o pauses during an interview with ESPN on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. ESPN says Te'o maintains he was never involved in creating the dead girlfriend hoax. Te'o's first on-camera interview will be with Katie Couric on her daytime talk show.

      In a photo provided by ESPN, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o pauses during an interview with ESPN on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. ESPN says Te'o maintains he was never involved in creating the dead girlfriend hoax. Te'o's first on-camera interview will be with Katie Couric on her daytime talk show.
    Associated Press

  • This Aug. 9, 2012 photo released by Disney-ABC Domestic Television shows host Katie Couric during a taping of her new talk show "Katie." Couric's has landed the first on-camera interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

      This Aug. 9, 2012 photo released by Disney-ABC Domestic Television shows host Katie Couric during a taping of her new talk show "Katie." Couric's has landed the first on-camera interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will be interviewed by Katie Couric, the first on-camera interview given by the All-American since news broke about the dead girlfriend hoax.

Te'o and his parents will appear on Couric's syndicated talk show Thursday. ABC News announced the interview Sunday, but gave no details as to when it will take place and where.

Te'o gave an off-camera interview with ESPN on Friday night. He insists he was the victim of the hoax, not a participant. The Heisman Trophy runner-up said he had an online romance with a woman he never met and in September was informed that the woman died from leukemia.

Te'o told ESPN that the person suspected of being the mastermind of the hoax has contacted him and apologized.

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