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Henson Moore (2016)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-08-17

Duration: 00:27:33

Subjects: Moore, W. Henson, 1939- | Politics | Government | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Bush, George, 1924- | Elections, 1986 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1986 | New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815 | Energy


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Moore, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, Pete Interviewee
  • D'Armond, William Interviewee
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from August 17, 2016, features an interview with former Congressman Henson Moore conducted by Beth Courtney at Moore’s home in Baton Rouge. Moore served in the United States House of Representatives for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District from 1975-1987. He also served as the Deputy Secretary at the United States Department of Energy from 1989-1992 and the Deputy Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush in 1992. He discusses: his decision to return home to Baton Rouge; his work on the Forever LSU fundraising campaign; his role as Deputy Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush; his unsuccessful 1986 Senate campaign against John Breaux; the current rancor between political parties; his childhood in Hackberry; the qualities of a good leader; his involvement with the Battle of New Orleans Commission; his wife Carolyn; the energy industry; and public service.