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Civil Air Patrol Turns 75 (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-12-02

Duration: 00:06:07

Subjects: United States. Civil Air Patrol | Military | World War II | Floods, 2016 | Barnard, Thomas W.


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Barnard, Thomas "Doc" Interviewee
  • Scarbrough, Art Interviewee


This segment from the December 2, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the 75th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol. He interviews Colonel Thomas “Doc” Barnard, the current commander of the Louisiana Wing, and Art Scarbrough, the past commander. They discuss: the origins of the Civil Air Patrol; the organization’s role in patrolling the U.S. coastline during World War II; their current duties; their relationship with the State of Louisiana; their role during the historic flooding in south Louisiana; their mission to teach the science of flying to teachers; and their cadet program. Host: Kelly Spires