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Henson Moore

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana, Washington D.C.

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-10-15

Duration: 00:55:21

Subjects: Moore, W. Henson, 1939- | Politics | Government | Political campaigns | United States. Congress | Elections, 1986 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1986 | United States. Department of Energy | OIL INDUSTRY | NUCLEAR ENERGY | Bush, George, 1924- | Persian Gulf War, 1991 | Powell, Colin L. | Sununu, John H. | Baker, James Addison, 1930- | Quayle, Dan, 1947-


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee


This special hour-long episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from October 15, 1992, features an interview with Henson Moore conducted by Gus Weill. Moore, a native of Lake Charles and a resident of Baton Rouge, is the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for President George H.W. Bush. He also served as a United States Congressman from 1975-1987. He discusses: growing up in an oil camp; the influence of his parents; his first campaign for Congress in 1974; the experience of serving in Congress; his unsuccessful 1986 campaign for the United States Senate; his role as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy; the future of oil in Louisiana; the possibilities of nuclear energy; his role as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bush; what it’s like to know the president personally; the Gulf War; his interactions with various political leaders, including General Colin Powell, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, Secretary of State James Baker, and Vice President Dan Quayle; and his assessment of the 102nd Congress.