MU to honor actor Loggia, writer Heat-Moon

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Actor Robert Loggia and writer William Least Heat-Moon will receive honorary degrees from their alma mater, the University of Missouri.

Both will receive the degrees and speak at the school's honors graduation ceremony Dec. 17.

Loggia is a veteran of the Broadway stage, film and television and has more than 100 movies to his credit. He's a 1951 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Heat-Moon is a Columbia resident best known as the author of "Blue Highways," which chronicled his backroads journey across America. He has earned four degrees from the university, including a doctorate in English. The author is also known as William Trogdon.

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