Indianapolis Archives - StoryCorps

Mike Kilgore

Mike Kilgore remembers his grandmother, Sara Louisa Matilda Elizabeth Nowles, who played a large role in his upbringing and helped him stay out of trouble while teaching him about life.

Originally aired November 21, 2008, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Dorothy Mengering and Bryn Mooth

Dorothy Mengering died April 12, 2017 at the age of 95. Born in 1921, before there was electricity in her home outside of Linton, Indiana, Dorothy was best known as “Dave’s mom.” She was a regular on her son, David Letterman’s late night television talk shows and covered the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and Nagano, Japan.

In this 2007 StoryCorps interview, she tells her granddaughter, Bryn Mooth, about her television experiences.

You can read Dorothy’s obituary here.

Released April 13, 2017.