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National WWII Museum Opens Freedom Pavilion (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 29.942661, -90.0725777

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-14

Duration: 00:06:33

Subjects: National World War II Museum | World War II | Military | Airplanes | Sherman tank

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Mueller, Nick Interviewee
  • Huxen, Keith Interviewee
  • Rogers, John Interviewee

Description

This segment from the June 14, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the opening of the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Whinham tours the new facility, which includes six World War II aircraft, a Sherman tank, and the stories of 436 World War II National Medal of Honor recipients. He also interviews Dr. Nick Mueller, the museum president and CEO, and Keith Huxen, the head historian, about the museum’s expansion. Lastly, Whinham visits with Captain John Rogers, a 95-year-old World War II veteran and museum volunteer, who discusses his experiences on a Sherman tank during the war. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford