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Huey Long & the Reveille Seven (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-01-04

Duration: 00:08:56

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | Journalism


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Montague, Sam Interviewee
  • Cutrer, Jesse Interviewee
  • Shlosman, Stan Interviewee
  • Corbin, Carl Interviewee


This segment from the January 4, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on LSU honoring the “Reveille Seven,” seven journalism students and staff members on the Daily Reveille newspaper who were expelled in 1934 for printing a letter critical of United States Senator Huey P. Long. Ekings reports that the Reveille Seven refused to allow Senator Long’s subsequent efforts to censor the student newspaper. She interviews four members of the Reveille Seven, Sam Montague, Jesse Cutrer, Stan Shlosman, and Carl Corbin. Host: Beth Courtney