Richard Heene: Balloon Boy Incident Not a Hoax

Balloon Boy dad, Richard Heene, and son, Falcon

This morning, NBC’s Today Show had an exclusive interview with the Balloon Boy’s dad, Richard Heene.  As he prepares for a 90 day jail sentence, Heene, had some choice words about the authorities who he believes have wronged him and his family.  NBC’s Matt Lauer grilled him during a fairly contentious interview in which Heene maintains the Balloon Boy incident was absolutely not a hoax.  This exclusive interview was the result of months of coverage by NBC News and days of work by our booking team and our coverage team.  In the end it made for some very compelling televison.

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