In an Olympics that has generally lacked dramatic story lines for American athletes, Bode Miller’s tearful interview on NBC on Sunday provided some emotional spark but also angered viewers who said the exchange went too far.

Miller, 36, won a bronze medal in the Super G competition in Sochi on Sunday — his sixth career Olympic medal. During an interview with NBC’s Christin Cooper, Miller began to cry after Cooper pressed him on his emotions on winning the medal less than a year after his brother, Chelone, died of a seizure.

Asking athletes “what was going through their minds” at a key moment is a standard device designed to draw emotion and raw reaction.

Continue reading this story from CBS Chicago.


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