ABC and Disney Television have released clips of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o talking with Katie Couric for her nationally syndicated show. The interview airs Thursday daytime. As they say, check your local listings. I have seen the two clips that have been released to television stations. I still don’t know if Te’o is telling the truth, but at this point, I’m past the point of caring.
As a public service, I post the clips and transcripts that have been released, plus a couple of pictures.
Here’s what Katie Couric’s show has released thus far.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AIRS THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
In his first on-camera interview, Manti Te’o speaks to Katie Couric for her nationally syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie,” joined by his parents, Brian and Ottilia Te’o in their first television interview. Below you will find advance excerpts from their conversation, which will broadcast Thursday, January 24.
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1) MANTI TE’O SPEAKS OUT
KATIE COURIC: “You stuck to the script. And you knew that something was amiss Manti.”
MANTI TE’O: “Correct.”
MT: “Well, if…anybody put yourself in my situation. Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on September 12th. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on September 12th. Now I get a phone call on December sixth, saying that she’s alive and then I’m going to be put on national TV two days later. And to ask me about the same question. You know, what would you do?
2) BRIAN TE’O SPEAKS OUT
KC: Now many people writing about this are calling your son a liar. They are saying he manipulated the truth, really for personal gain.
BRIAN TE’O: people can speculate about what they…think he is. I’ve known him twenty-one years of his life. And he’s not a liar. He’s a kid.
That will do it.