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Barack Obama called Paterno family

Updated: January 24, 2012, 10:46 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno's family said Monday the legendary football coach will get a two-day viewing and a public memorial this week on the Penn State campus, two months after the university summarily fired him over the phone.

The family gave no details on who might be invited or asked to speak at the memorial Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center, which can hold 16,000 people. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said the specifics were still being worked out with the Paternos.

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