Spotlight on History
U.S. Senator Russell Long
November 3, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of United States Senator Russell Long (1918-2003). Long, the son of Huey Pierce Long and Rose McConnell Long, followed in the footsteps of both of his parents by serving in the United States Senate from 1948-1987, including 15 years as the chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. During his time in office, Senator Long was a frequent guest on LPB. Here are a few of the highlights:
In this story from Louisiana: The State We’re In, see Senator Long lead a tour of an offshore oil rig for his colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee.
In this interview from Louisiana: The State We’re In, watch Senator Long discuss his positions on the windfall profits tax on oil and defense issues.
This report from Louisiana: The State We’re In explores the impact of Senator Long losing the chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee after the Republicans gained control of the Senate.
In this interview from Louisiana: The State We’re In, see Senator Long discuss President Ronald Reagan’s economic program.
In this interview from Louisiana: The State We’re In, watch Senator Long discuss the economic recession, unemployment, and the possible decontrol of natural gas prices.
In this Louisiana Legends interview with Gus Weill, see Senator Long discuss his life, famous political family, and his career in the U.S. Senate. Part 2 of the interview is available here.
In this report from Louisiana: The State We’re In, see Senator Long and members of the Louisiana Congressional Delegation discuss the impact of Long’s impending retirement from the Senate.
View Senator Long’s speech from the inaugural Louisiana Legends Gala