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Russell Long, Part 2 (1984)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-16

Duration: 00:27:09

Subjects: Long, Russell B. | Politics | SENATORS | Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960 | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Reagan, Ronald | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978


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


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from January 16, 1984, features the second 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: his personal impressions of various state and national leaders, including Governor Earl K. Long, President Harry S. Truman, President Lyndon Johnson, President Richard Nixon, President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, President Ronald Reagan, and President Jimmy Carter.