Huey Long Symposium, Part 3: Weiss' Son (2010)
Place Covered: Louisisana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2010-08-28
Subjects: Louisiana's Old State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Weiss, Carl, Jr. | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 -- Assassination | Weiss, Carl Austin, Sr. | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | Politics | History
- Dardenne, Jay Host
- Weiss, Carl, Jr. Speaker
The third part of the Huey Long Symposium hosted by Secretary of State Jay Dardenne at the Old State Capitol on August 28, 2010. This part features a speech by Dr. Carl Weiss, Jr., the son of Long’s alleged assassin, Dr. Carl Weiss, Sr. This speech marks the first time in 75 years that a member of the Weiss family has spoken publicly about the events of September 8, 1935. Weiss discusses: his father’s background; his understanding of what happened on the night of September 8, 1935; and why he believes that his father did not kill Huey Long.