Sources tell The Turner Report that despite the fact that the word was already out Tuesday morning that Missouri Southern State University football coach John Ware had died, KOAM and KSNF agreed to a request from university officials not to release the information during their noon news reports.
This, of course, was not a problem at KODE which shows "All My Children" at noon.
University officials also asked the television stations not to come to the campus to conduct interviews until late in the afternoon. While this was obviously a traumatic situation for everyone at MSSU, and you can understand the request, giving in so quickly to the request and allowing the university to dictate the content of news programs is less understandable.
Since my understanding is that family had already been notified, there seems no legitimate reason why the stations could not have at least run a brief bulletin on Coach Ware's death.