Premiered Fall 1986
He was hailed as a champion of the poor and reviled as a dictator. Louisiana's Huey Long rose to Governor and U.S. Senator on a platform of social reform and justice, all the while employing graft and corruption to get what he wanted. Ken Burns reveals a complex and comprehensive portrait of the man, his politics and the power he so obsessively sought.
Funding Provided by:General Motors Corporation; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting;PBS; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and Louisiana Committee for the Humanities