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Ken Burns' America: Huey Long

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Genres: Biography, History, Social History
  • Director:Ken Burns

Synopsis

In this excellent documentary, the controversial life and political career of Louisiana governor and state senator Huey P. Long is admirably covered from all possible angles. Director Ken Burns does not spare the politician's personal corruption nor ignore his critics while citing the benefits he brought to his dirt-poor state during his tenure in office (1928-1935). Mendacious and charismatic from the beginning, Long was trained in law and made his way to the gubernatorial mansion by first becoming...more

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