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Veterans Day (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-11-10

Duration: 00:10:39

Subjects: Military | Veterans | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | World War II


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Burke, Mike Interviewee
  • Hargis, David Interviewee
  • Swain, C.N. Interviewee
  • Duncan, Pete Interviewee
  • Thompson, Tommy Interviewee
  • Sweeney, Judy Stewart Interviewee
  • Stewart, Belle Interviewee


This segment from the November 10, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe sharing the stories of Louisiana veterans in commemoration of Veterans Day. His report includes highlights of a recreation of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the Belle Chase Naval Air Station. He interviews: Mike Burke, Confederate Air Force pilot; Commander David Hargis of the Belle Chase Naval Air Station; C.N. Swain, Pearl Harbor survivor; Pete Duncan, World War II prisoner of war; Tommy Thompson, World War II prisoner of war; Judy Stewart Sweeney, the widow of Grant Stewart who is still missing in action from the Vietnam War; and Belle Stewart, Grant’s mother. Host: Robert Collins