NBC Correspondent Repeatedly Asks Bode Miller About His Brother's Death During Post-Race Interview
Bode Miller was asked several questions by NBC reporter Christin Cooper about his recently deceased brother. Many viewers felt the questions were too invasive. UPDATE: Miller tweets that he doesn't believe Cooper was "trying to cause pain."
American alpine skier Bode Miller won the bronze medal in Sunday's Super-G competition, giving him a total of six Olympic medals over his career — the most of any U.S. skier.
Miller's bronze also made him the oldest alpine skier to win a medal, at age 36.
During Miller's post-race interview with NBC, journalist Christin Cooper asked Miller about his brother Chelone, who died of an apparent seizure in 2013.
Miller became noticeably emotional during Cooper's line of questioning, which continued until Miller crouched to the ground, seemingly unable to continue with the interview. USA Today's FTW site has the transcript.
Many viewers, reacting online, felt Cooper went too far.
Miller's wife Morgan was seen comforting him after the interview.
Afterwards, Miller himself tweeted about the emotional day.
UPDATE, Feb. 17, 1:30 a.m. ET: Miller addressed the interview on Twitter.