Huey Long

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Release Date: February 14, 1986Running Time: 88 mins.
Genre: Documentary

David McCullough
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
Richard Kilberg

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Part of the series 'Ken Burns' America,' this documentary covers the life of Huey Long, the infamous Louisiana senator who was assassinated in 1935. Viewed as a savior by the poor and a power-hungry Caesar by the rich, Long was an undeniably magnetic figure, running for office under the slogan 'Every Man a King.' Interviewing everyone from farmers to writer Robert Penn Warren, whose novel 'All the King's Men' was inspired by Long, Burns shows the man's many sides, from genius to drunk.