Gus Weill [Part 1 of 2]
Subjects: CAMPAIGNS (GUBERNATORIAL 1963) | DEBLIEUX, J.D. (STATE SENATOR) | GRAVEL, CAMILLE (EDWARDS ADM) | JACKSON, SHELBY | KENNON, ROBERT (GOVERNOR) | LANDRIEU, MOON (MAYOR) | LONG, GILLIS W. (U.S. REP D8) | LYONS, CHARLTON | MCKEITHEN, JOHN (GOVERNOR) | MORRISON, DELESSEPS "CHEP" | ORAL HISTORIES | PEREZ, LEANDER (JUDGE) | WEILL, GUS (MCKEITHEN SECRETAR
Oral history with public relations agent, political consultant, and writer Gus Weill. Conducted on August 20, 2004. In this interview, Weill discusses segregation in Louisiana, his rivalry with Judge Leander Perez, and his time as executive secretary to Governor John McKeithen. Weill hosted the PBS show "Louisiana Legends" for many years. He wrote poems, novels, plays, and a biography of Governor Jimmie Davis. Part 1 of 2.