Huey Long

Huey Long

A Film By Ken Burns

Streaming Video - 2011
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The populist governor of Louisiana and United States senator, Huey Long captured the American imagination with his dramatic speeches and promise of "Every man a king." "The Kingfish" governed during the Great Depression, advocating public works and spending money on state highways, hospitals, schools, and old age pensions. Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns examines Long's extraordinary career from his political beginnings in the 1920s until his 1935 assassination. A hero to his constituents, an unscrupulous and unethical "dictator" to his critics, this complex man is drawn out with archival footage and interviews with Long's family members, Louisiana natives, politicians, historians and colleagues.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c1985.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (90 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Film By Ken Burns


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