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U.S. Senator Russell Long Interview (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-02-08

Duration: 00:16:07

Subjects: Long, Russell B. | SENATORS | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Windfall profits tax | OIL INDUSTRY | Military | International relations | Middle East | United Nations | Elections, 1980 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1980 | United States presidential election, 1980 | Politics | Energy


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Long, Russell Interviewee


This segment from the February 8, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with United States Senator Russell Long. He discusses his support of the windfall profits tax on oil, the military registration program proposed by President Jimmy Carter in his State of the Union address, the increase in defense spending and the need for quality military personnel, not supporting military intervention in the Middle East, the United Nations, the upcoming presidential election, focusing on his re-election campaign, and the importance of compromise for a committee chairman. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome