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Russell Long, Part 1 (1984)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-09

Duration: 00:26:41

Subjects: Long, Russell B. | Politics | SENATORS | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | LSU LAW SCHOOL | United States. Navy | Military | World War II | United States. Congress. Senate


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Grigsby-Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Long, Russell Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from January 9, 1984, features the first part of an interview with Senator Russell Long conducted by Gus Weill. Long, a native of Shreveport, served as a United States Senator from 1948-1987. He is the son of former Governor Huey Long. He discusses: memories of his father and his political career; his involvement in campus politics as a student at LSU, including his role as student body president; his LSU Law School class of 1942; his accomplishments in the Navy during World War II; and his early years in the United States Senate.