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All the King’s Men Play (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-05-01

Duration: 00:07:45

Subjects: Theater | Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Kyle, Barry Interviewee
  • McConnell, John Interviewee
  • Nixon, Weslie Interviewee
  • Eye, Claire Interviewee
  • Chrest, Joe Interviewee


This segment from the May 1, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the first theater production of Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men” at the LSU University Theater in Baton Rouge. Duhe reports that the novel is inspired by the life of former Governor Huey P. Long. Duhe interviews: Barry Kyle, the director; John McConnell, “Willie Stark”; Weslie Nixon, “Sadie Burke”; Claire Eye, “Ann Stanton”; and Joe Chrest, “Jack Burden.” Host: Robert Collins