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Jimmy D. Long

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-10

Duration: 00:05:37

Subjects: Long, Jimmy D. | State legislators | Politics | Education | Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts


  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Henry, Bubba Interviewee
  • Widhalm, Patrick Interviewee
  • Clausen, Sally Interviewee
  • Long, Jimmy D. Speaker


This segment from the 2009 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Jimmy Long accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Long, a native of Winnfield and a resident of Natchitoches, served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1968-2000, including sixteen years as the chairman of the House Education Committee. During his tenure, he championed the establishment of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) in Natchitoches. The profile includes interviews with former Speaker of the House E.L. “Bubba” Henry, Dr. Patrick Widhalm, the Executive Director of LSMSA, and Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen. Host: Jim Nickel