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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 18, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The hoax about Notre Dame football player Samoan Manti Te'o†† and his "late" girlfriend Lennay Kekua re-introduced; photo shown of Renaiah Tuiasosopo††.

(Florida: Gary Tuchman) Te'o's silence about the hoax, the blame of Tuiasosopo as the instigator creating Lennay, the claims from football player Reagan Maui'a† he met Lennay updated. [Voice of Uncle Atema TE'O - talks about the family's concerns about Manti.] The positions of Notre Dame and the NFL on the Te'o story discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Deadspin's Timothy Burke and CBS football analyst Tony Barnhart† about the Te'o story. [BURKE - suggests taking elements of the story with skepticism; says Tuiasosopo†† is not answering Deadspin's calls.] [Voice of BARNHART - says there has never been a story in football about this kind of player; states a lot in college football today is about protecting the brand against difficult stories.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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