David Letterman and the Olympics

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David Letterman interviewed many Olympians during his 22-year run on the “Late Show,” which ends Wednesday night, but perhaps the series’ most famous Olympic interviews were with Dave’s Mom, an on-site correspondent at the 1994 and 1998 Winter Games.

NBC Sports reflected on Letterman’s top moments across all sports, including the Olympics.

Dave’s Mom, Dorothy Mengering, was 72 when CBS sent her to cover the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, for the “Late Show.” In her reporting, Dave’s Mom offered cocoa to figure skater Nancy Kerrigan (twice), sampled cross-country skiing and asked then-First Lady Hillary Clinton if she could take care of Letterman’s speeding tickets. Dave’s Mom reprised her role in Nagano, Japan, in 1998.

Here’s a montage of Dave’s Mom’s top moments, including a portion of the Clinton interview. Here’s more from Dave’s Mom at Lillehammer 1994.

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