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Westchester : Reagan to Speak at Loyola

November 16, 1989

Former President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to speak Tuesday at Loyola Marymount University, where he filmed one of his best-known movies, "Knute Rockne--All-American" nearly 50 years ago.

Reagan has been invited to speak as part of the Associated Students of Loyola Marymount speakers' series, said organization President David Herbst.

"He's a man who has had his pulse on the course of history for the past decade " said Herbst, a junior majoring in political science.

Herbst said Reagan is likely to be popular on a campus whose student body is "fairly conservative." He called the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with a former President who had shaped their lives, "what education is all about."

The former President will also have lunch with a group of students chosen by lottery. The program is not open to the public.

Reagan, who recently made headlines when he was paid $2 million to tour Japan, has waived his usual speaking fee, said Loyola spokeswoman Leah Chester-Davis.

In 1940, Reagan played the role of George Gipp and Pat O'Brien had the title role in "Knute Rockne--All American," which was filmed in part on the Loyola Marymount football field.

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