Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today, public memorial service in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The first of three memorial services planned this week for USA Today founder Al Neuharth is taking place in Florida.

The memorial service at the headquarters of Florida Today in Melbourne Tuesday evening is open to the public.

Other memorial services will take place this week at the Newseum in Washington and the University of South Dakota.

Neuharth was the Newseum's founder.

He earned a degree from the University of South Dakota which currently is home to the Al Neuharth Media Center.

Neuharth changed the look of American newspapers with the debut of USA Today in 1982.

He died last month at the age of 89.

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