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50th Anniversary of Huey P. Long’s Assassination (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-09-06

Duration: 00:10:28

Subjects: Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | History


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Long, Huey Speaker
  • Morgan, Cecil Interviewee
  • Fournet, John Interviewee
  • Jones, Ruth Interviewee
  • Martin, Wade O., Jr. Interviewee
  • Bozeman, Eck Interviewee
  • Williams, T. Harry Interviewee
  • Long, Russell Interviewee
  • Hunt, Lucille Long Interviewee
  • Jones, Sam Interviewee


This segment from the September 6, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s look back at the life and career of Huey Long in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Long served as Louisiana’s 40th Governor from 1928-1932 and as a United States Senator from 1932-1935. It includes interviews with: former State Representative Cecil Morgan; Justice John Fournet of the Louisiana Supreme Court; Ruth Jones, nurse; former Secretary of State Wade O. Martin, Jr.; Eck Bozeman, Long family friend; T. Harry Williams, Long’s biographer; United States Senator Russell Long, his son; Lucille Long Hunt, his sister; and former Governor Sam Jones.