May 6, 2013
Al Neuharth. (Dave Eggen/Courtesy The Associated Press

Al Neuharth. (Dave Eggen/Courtesy The Associated Press)

Dates Set for Al Neuharth Memorial Celebrations

Final schedules for the celebrations of the life of Newseum and Freedom Forum founder Al Neuharth were announced May 6.

Programs will take place in Florida, Washington, D.C., and South Dakota, and are open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. EDT
1 Gannett Plaza
Melbourne, Florida

A reception will follow. The celebration will be streamed live online beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT at

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

The public is invited to view the celebration of life event on the Newseum's atrium screen. Enter through the main doors on Pennsylvania Avenue. The celebration will be streamed live online beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT at

Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Location: University of South Dakota
Aalfs Auditorium, Slagle Hall
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota

A luncheon reception will follow at the Al Neuharth Media Center at USD, 555 Dakota Street, Vermillion, S.D. The celebration will be streamed live online beginning at 10 a.m. CDT via South Dakota Public Broadcasting at and will be rebroadcast on the SDPB statewide television network on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 3 p.m. CDT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following organizations:

The Newseum, a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Washington, D.C., that champions the five freedoms of the First Amendment.

The Eureka Pioneer Museum, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in Eureka, S.D., featuring a wide range of historic materials from pioneer settlers. Some of Neuharth's career and personal memorabilia will be housed in the museum. P.O. Box 116, Eureka, SD 57437

The Al Neuharth Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism, a tax-deductible fund of the USD Foundation at the University of South Dakota that is available to high school seniors who are talented in journalism.

Brevard Reaching Out, Inc., a tax-deductible holiday fund sponsored by FLORIDA TODAY that purchases books and toys for the area's needy children.

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