Katie Couric's Next Big Interview Is With Joe Paterno's Widow

Fresh off her big sit-down with Manti Te'o, Katie Couric scored an interview with Sue Paterno, the widow of the late Penn State head football coach. The segment, which is scheduled to air Monday, will mark the first time Sue Paterno has spoken to the media in any detail since Jerry Sandusky's arrest in November 2011,… » 2/05/13 3:00pm 2/05/13 3:00pm

Manti Te'o's Interview With Katie Couric: A Liveblog

Katie Couric taped her big interview with Manti Te'o Tuesday afternoon. It airs today throughout America. Although the Couric/Te'o publicity team has released a handful of advance snippets—Te'o's admission that he lied to the press, voicemails allegedly from Kekua—most of what Te'o and his family will say remains… » 1/24/13 3:00pm 1/24/13 3:00pm

Manti Te'o Tells Katie Couric He Lied

Manti Te'o's full sit-down with Katie Couric will air tomorrow, but highlights of the interview were shown on today's Good Morning America. (You can view some of it here.) Te'o's story seems similar in substance to the one he gave in his non-televised, late-night interview with Jeremy Schaap, with a little more detail, … » 1/23/13 11:06am 1/23/13 11:06am

Report: Tipped Off By Manti Te'o's Agent, ESPN Balked At Publishing Hoax …

ESPN knew something was up about Manti Te'o for six days before our story got published. But just how close did they get to breaking it? The New York Times's Richard Sandomir and Those Guys Have All the Fun co-author Jim Miller posed that question to Vince Doria. » 1/22/13 8:28pm 1/22/13 8:28pm

Manti Te'o's Mom Tried To Convert Lennay Kekua To Mormonism Via Text…

According to USA Today, the latest piecemeal bit to be released in this bizarre saga is the revelation that Ottilia Te'o, Manti's mother, tried to convert Lennay to Mormonism via text message. His family also engaged in bible study with Kekua, via text message, which Te'o alluded to with Jeremy Schaap when discussing… » 1/21/13 12:15am 1/21/13 12:15am

Why Katie Couric's Manti Te'o Interview Will Suck

Lennay Kekua's story tempted the many outlets that wrote about her partly because her death gave Te'o's rise, not in itself particularly moving or dramatic, a dimension of tragedy. It made writing about Te'o easier (by reducing the time a story had to spend on his place in the Notre Dame defense), and it sold. In that… » 1/20/13 3:50pm 1/20/13 3:50pm