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Russell Long's Shifting Power Base in the U.S. Senate (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-12-5

Duration: 00:06:23

Subjects: Politics | Long, Russell B. | United States. Congress. Senate | Dole, Robert J., 1923- | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Wayland, Helen Reporter
  • Long, Russell Interviewee


This segment from the December 5, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on United States Senator Russell Long losing the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Finance Committee after the Republicans won control of the United States Senate in the November elections. This report touches on the potential effect of the change on Louisiana and the oil and gas industry. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome