Burns, Ken, 1953-
[Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, c2002, 1995.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Funded by National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Louisiana Committee for the Humanities.
Standard version presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original televison exhibition.
Contents Every man a king -- The kingfish -- Sure enough bigshot -- Share the wealth -- Wildness in the air.
Uses footage from old films to portray events in the life of the Louisiana politician Huey Long and has the reactions of several people about the impact of his career as Governor and U.S. Senator.
Note : Performer
Narration: David McCullough.
Local Note :
Long, populist and demogogue, governor (1928-1932) of and senator (1932-1935) from Louisiana, was a nominal Democrat known for his radical policies. Originally a backer of FDR for the 1932 election, Long split from FDR and planned his own run for president. He is known for his 1934 Share Our Wealth Program, his spending on public works, education, and old-age pensions, and his bombastic and unstable demeanor. Long was assassinated in 1935. A son, Russell B. Long, served in the U.S. Senate (1948-1987)
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