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Panelist Bio


Lieutenant Colonel Scott E. Adams
Commander of the 2/108th Cav. Regiment of the 256th Brigade, LA National Guard

Lieutenant Colonel Scott E. Adams enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard on 10 April 1986. He was assigned to HHC, 205th Engineer Battalion at Bogalusa, Louisiana. He rose to the rank of Sergeant and was later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army through the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at Southeastern Louisiana University. While at SLU, Lieutenant Colonel Adams served as the Cadet Battalion Commander, and was a distinguished Military Graduate from the university.

In 2001, Lieutenant Colonel Adams was selected as the Executive Officer and full-time Administrative Officer of 1-156th Armor Battalion at Shreveport, Louisiana. In May of 2004, the Battalion was mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit served a one-year combat tour in Baghdad, Iraq with the 1st Calvary Division and the 3rd Infantry Division. On 15 November 2005, he took command of 1-156 Armor Battalion. The unit reorganized as 2/108 Cavalry Squadron on 3 September 2006. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 10 August 2006.

Lieutenant Colonel Adams holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Lieutenant Colonel Adams' awards include the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Louisiana War Cross, The Louisiana National Guard Legion of Merit and Louisiana National Guard Cross of Merit. In 2007, LTC Adams was awarded the BG Pauley Award, being recognized as the outstanding Battalion Commander in the 256th Infantry Brigade.

Lieutenant Colonel Adams is married to the former Mary Sue Main of Chalmette, Louisiana. They have one son Sean who is eleven. They reside in Haughton, Louisiana.

Current Topic


     05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)

Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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