U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller took the bronze medal in yesterday's downhill Super-G event, but broke down in tears in an interview following the event.
Miller was competing with a heavy heart after the sudden loss of his brother last April. The emotions poured out while being interviewed by NBC's Christen Cooper, who continued to pepper him with questions about his brother and the emotional toll it's taken on him during the Olympics. Miller eventually stopped the interview, went down to his knees and covered his face as he sobbed.
Cooper immediately received criticism for pushing Miller too much on the death of his brother and has taken a lot of heat for it. But on the Today show this morning (Monday), Miller says Cooper was just doing her job and doesn't deserve the criticism.
Thank you so much for stopping by my page for a visit! For those of you new to WMUS, I'll give you a little bit of insight into who Mark Dixon is. For those of you who have been around for some time, you pretty much know everything about me. My life is pretty much an open book.
I've come by my career in broadcasting honestly, having grown up in Kalamazoo as a son of a radio disc jockey. My father was a DJ at WKZO and was the long time "voice" of TV Channel 3 (WKZO, currently WWMT). Years later, my career in radio began in 1978 in the small town of Ottawa, Ohio. From there I had a short stint in Lima, Ohio. Since 1988 my family has called WMUS and West Michigan home.
My interests are bicycling, deer and turkey hunting, bowling, golf, and computers (I've become quite a geek late in life.). I also enjoyed coaching my son in soccer when he went to Fruitport
You probably know that I'm not shy about bragging and talking about my grandkids, Katelyn and Brendan on the air either!