VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Sen. John Thune and University of South Dakota President James Abbott will be among the colleagues and friends paying tribute to USA Today founder Al Neuharth on Friday.
NBC's Tom Brokaw, also a South Dakota native, will give a recorded video message at the memorial service at the university in Vermillion.
Neuharth died at his Cocoa Beach, Fla., home on April 19. He was 89.
On Tuesday, Neuharth posthumously addressed mourners at his Florida memorial service with a video segment he taped before his death. In the video, Neuharth recounted his "love affair" with Florida's Space Coast that began during a first visit in 1943.
Neuharth, a Eureka native, was a 1950 University of South Dakota graduate and frequently returned to his home state.