Did NBC Go Too Far in Bode Miller Interview?

NBC's repeated questions concerning the death of Olympic skier Bode Miller's brother has generated criticism.

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NBC is facing criticism for its interview with Olympic skier Bode Miller.

Miller, 36, became the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history when he won the bronze in the super-G, the L.A. Times reported. Miller was interviewed by NBC's Christin Copper after the race who repeatedly delved into the April death of Miller's brother, Chelone.

Eventually Miller broke down on camera and the New York Times noted that instead of breaking away, NBC stayed on Miller for 75 seconds.

For his part, Miller has come to Cooper's defense via Twitter: "My emotions were very raw, she asked the questions that every interviewer would have, pushing is part of it, she wasn't trying to cause pain."
J D C February 19, 2014 at 04:33 PM
I have already posted my dismay for what she did and in no way condoning it but do any of you think this has anything to do with this new "trend" of ballplayers etc. pounding their chests and looking up at the sky all the time, ESPECIALLY when they know the camera's on them? The ACHIEVEMENT doesnt seem to be enough anymore there HAS to be a back story. Is it just me?
Patricia Mentink February 20, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Send that reporter to sensitivity training. It was obvious that he was hurting and her questions? only made the interview worse, until Bode Miller fell to his knees and sobbed. She must feel terrific for her accomplishment. I personally would fire her, if NBC hasn't already done so. To Bode, great job, America is proud of you and your family.
Jerry Seltzer February 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM
all media are competing with each other for attention....create emotional moments for viewer response; forget that there is a human being there......it will go on...
Mary Jones February 20, 2014 at 04:12 PM
She conducted an interview last night ( Wed. ), so NBC hasn't removed her from reporting at the Olympics. I don't want to see her fired, but at least removed from the Olympics.
Lorraine Crenshaw March 03, 2014 at 07:35 AM
Yes! Pity but perhaps she needs to be treated the same at some point in time. Our caring media in action.


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