Everyone will disagree with me on this one, but I don't feel sorry for Noory; his aged mother, yes. Having lost an elderly parent last year, I criticize him for doing the show last night. He belonged with his family; where I worked, everyone took off from work when there was a death in the immediate family, usually for a week to grieve and take care of the funeral, etc. As the only son, that responsibility should have fallen on Noory, NOT his sisters.
Obviously, if you're a soldier in Afghanistan, you can't do this, but C2C is not a vital job and he could have taken off. In my opinion, he craves the condolences from C2C more than giving support to his mother. No excuses! Family comes first and talk is cheap; it's easy to give a verbal eulogy to your Dad on the radio; but being there only for a few a days for a mother in her 80's, shame on him. Maybe I'm from the old school and I'm a daughter who was super close to my beloved parent, but that's how I feel. Making excuses for Noory, sorry, there are none in his case.