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Paul Hilliard & Stephen Watson, WWII Museum (2020)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-08-5

Duration: 00:47:38

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | National World War II Museum | Hilliard, Paul | World War II | History


  • Hilliard, Paul Speaker
  • Watson, Stephen Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Paul Hilliard and Stephen Watson before a virtual meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on August 5, 2020. Hilliard is a World War II veteran and a former chairman of the Board of Trustees for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, while Watson is the president and CEO of the museum. Hilliard discusses his service in World War II and his work with the museum. Watson discusses the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the museum, their virtual programming efforts during the pandemic, and the upcoming groundbreaking for the Liberation Pavilion. They also answer questions from the audience.