KOAM led its 6 p.m. newscast with a thorough detailing of the rally for fired Missouri Southern State University newspaper adviser/journalism instructor T. R. Hanrahan.
Reporter Angela Garcia's story offered more depth than KODE's news story, delving into the First Amendment issues that surround the dismissal. It was also noted that the bad press the university received from Chart scoops such as the one about the Bruce Speck administration hired a convicted embezzler to teach accounting, could have played a role in the firing.
Interviews were conducted with Hanrahan, Chart Editor Brennan Stebbins, and others. No university official was willing to go on camera, citing that old standby about not being able to discuss it because it is a personnel matter.