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The Legacy of Governor Huey P. Long

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-09-13

Duration: 00:27:51

Subjects: Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | Newman, Randy | Every Man a King (song) | Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion | Long, Russell B. | Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979 | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Politics | Louisiana Governors | Louisiana state historic sites | Political corruption

Contributors:

  • George, Beth Host
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Mitchell, Gene Producer
  • Mitchell, Gene Director
  • Newman, Randy Interviewee
  • Brent, Adalie Interviewee
  • Long, Russell Interviewee
  • Williams, T. Harry Interviewee
  • Carleton, Tom Interviewee

Description

An episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In,” from September 13, 1977, exploring the legacy of Governor Huey P. Long. This episode includes: an interview with musician Randy Newman on his interest in Long; a tour of the newly restored Old Governor’s Mansion, which was built by Long in 1930; an interview with Long’s son, U.S. Senator Russell Long; an interview with LSU Professor T. Harry Williams, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1969 biography of Long; and an interview with historian Dr. Tom Carleton, the Research Director of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR), on the legacy of Long on Louisiana politics and government. Host: Beth George