Lead: On September 8, 1935, Huey Pierce Long, United States Senator from Louisiana was assassinated in the State Capital building in Baton Rouge.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: Carl Austin Weiss, in the mid-1930s, was one of best ear, nose, and throat physicians in Louisiana. He was a graduate of LSU and Tulane University medical school and shared a prosperous New Orleans practice with his father. Weiss was not a political animal and though he occasionally expressed disgust at the political circus being played out in the state at the time his main concern was his profession and his family. Yet, in the fall of 1935 he killed the most powerful politician Louisiana had yet produced and one of the most colorful in American history.

 

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