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U.S. Senator Russell Long Leads Oil Rig Tour (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-07-20

Duration: 00:05:37

Subjects: Energy | OIL INDUSTRY | Long, Russell B. | OIL RIGS | Windfall profits tax | United States. Congress. Senate


  • George, Beth Host
  • Zewe, Charles Reporter
  • Long, Russell Interviewee
  • Wallop, Malcolm Interviewee


This segment from the July 20, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on a tour of a Shell Oil rig located off the coast of Louisiana led by United States Senator Russell Long for members of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate is considering a “windfall profits tax” on profits made by the oil companies. Host: Beth George