Penn State Student Center TVs Abruptly Switched To Public Access Channel Before Sandusky Report

Penn State TVs Abruptly Switched To Public Access Channel Before Sandusky Report

With the damning Freeh report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal due out this morning, some Penn State University students and alumni headed to their student center to watch the live report. To their surprise, the TVs that were displaying CNN abruptly went blank and then switched to a public access channel with a local report. reported that just as the anchor was about to speak about the report, the channel changed. Per their story:

Everyone watching suddenly went scrambling to find a way to switch the channel back at the student center, known as the HUB-Robeson Center Facility, or simply, “the Hub.”

“Is this some kind of conspiracy?” asked Mary Krupa, an 18-year-old freshman from State College, Pa.

John Kruse, 48, an alumnus, was also in the student center at the time.

“I’m here today to find out who know what and when,” Kruse said of the report.

Kruse had been waiting in anticipation, and trying not to pre-judge what Freeh might find, when the channel changed.

The public access channel was playing a Morning Call segment about the state budget. Several students reportedly inquired about the switch at the center’s main desk — but were told a university employee is in charge of picking what to broadcast. That person, “the student said, was in a meeting and could not be reached.”


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