Episode 52: Bob Mann – Stories From a Political Reporter Who Lived Close to the Action
Bob Mann has been in the boiler room with many important Louisiana political figures including Russell Long, J. Bennett Johnson, John Breaux and Katheen Blanco. He has also written about Louisiana politics as a newspaper reporter and as an author of several political books. Mann, who is now the Manship Chair in Journalism at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communications, joins Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot, to tell stories from his new book, “Backrooms and Bayous: My Life in Louisiana Politics.” Oh yes, we’ll also hear Russell Long’s take on why his dad, Huey, hastened his political agenda.
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