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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.

Long was a powerful politician who served as governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932.
Huey Long showed ambition from a young age.
Huey Long served as governor and senator simultaneously, wielding a great amount of power.
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