Couric Gets First Te’o On-Camera Interview

The Notre Dame football star caught up in a dead girlfriend hoax, 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.

Fact-Checking Questioned Amid Te’o Scandal

Local and national media, including ESPN,, CBS and USA Today, reported in recent months about one Lennay Kekua, a now-proven-to-be-fictional Stanford student whose untimely death in September inspired her boyfriend, University of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, to play in her honor as the team reached the NCAA football championship game. While keeping up the sports journalism tradition of creating heroes, journalists at dozens of news organizations, media critics say, fell short of their duty to check facts independently.