Dorothy Mengering died on April 11, 2017 at the age of 95. Born in 1921, before there was electricity in her home outside of Linton, Indiana, you might remember her from the “Dave’s Mom” bits on the Late Night show hosted by her son, David Letterman. She was a regular guest, reading top ten lists, showing off her baking, and she even covered the 1994 and 1998 winter olympics in Norway and Japan.
Dorothy recorded a StoryCorps interview in 2007, and in this excerpt she tells her granddaughter, Bryn Mooth, about her television experiences.
You can read Dorothy’s obituary here.
Released April 14, 2017.