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KTUL'S First Anchorman Passes Away

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       KTUL is sad to report that our station's first news anchor, Jack Morris, has passed away.

He died on Saturday in Dallas, where he had been living with his daughter.

          Jack signed on with KTUL, first called KTVX, in 1954.  He was in charge of heading up the news department.

"Well, I think the best word to describe it as far as organizing a news department, we were very primitive."

          For more than 20 years, Jack was a well loved newsman behind the KTUL anchor desk.  And, when he teamed up up with Don Woods on weather, and Hal O'Haloran as sports director, they became a real Channel 8 family.

"One of the funniest things I got a tremendous kick out of was when Don did candy commercials, I think for the Griffin Grocery Company.  The studio crew would always try to break him up in some way, they came to relish the idea of Don breaking up while he was doing a commercial."

          Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 11th, at Moore's South Funeral Home.  We extend our condolences to Jack's family, he will be missed by many.

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