Reporter pushes Bode Miller to point of tears - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Reporter pushes Bode Miller to point of tears

Posted: Updated:
(AP PHOTO) (AP PHOTO)
(AP PHOTO) (AP PHOTO)
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:07:17 GMT
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. 
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it into the Eleven Point River.
  • Missouri exceeding target for reducing energy use

    Missouri exceeding target for reducing energy use

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:17:20 GMT
    Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says it has exceeded a goal to reduce Missouri's energy consumption.
    Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says it has exceeded a goal to reduce Missouri's energy consumption.
  • Arch project hurting some businesses

    Arch project hurting some businesses

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:15:18 GMT
    Sales for some business in the Laclede's Landing area of the St. Louis riverfront are down - way down - and merchants are blaming construction.
    Sales for some business in the Laclede's Landing area of the St. Louis riverfront are down - way down - and merchants are blaming construction.
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

An NBC reporter pushed Bode Miller to the point of tears Sunday after asking repeated questions about the death of his brother.

After Bode Miller won bronze in Super G, Christin Cooper asked him about the emotions he was feeling after the win in relation last year's death of his brother, snowboarder Chelone Miller, who died after a seizure.

Cooper: "Bode, you're showing so much emotion down here. What's going through your mind?"

Miller: (Long pause) "A lot, obviously. A long struggle coming in here. And, uh, just a tough year."

Cooper: "I know you wanted to be here with Chilly [Miller's brother] experiencing these games, how much does it mean to you to come up with a great performance for him? And was it for him?"

Miller: "I mean, I don't know [if] it's really for him. But I wanted to come here and uh — I don't know, I guess make my self [sic] proud." (Pauses, then wipes away tears.)

Cooper: "When you're looking up in the sky at the start, we see you there and it just looks like you're talking to somebody. What's going on there?"

At that point, Bode Miller just leaned down on the fence and cried. He collected himself and walked away, only to crouch down until his wife, Morgan Miller, found him, raised him up, and hugged him.

Many are saying Cooper went to far. But Bode Miller defended her via Twitter.

Bode Miller posted, "I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment"

And, "My emotions were very raw, she asked the questions that every interviewer would have, pushing is part of it, she wasnt trying to cause pain."

What do you think? Did Cooper go too far?

Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.