PODCAST: Meet the 20-Year-Old Writing Moon Landrieu’s Authorized Biography

How a Tulane sophomore’s homework assignment turned into an authorized biography of the progenitor of a family whose influence over the past sixty years of Louisiana politics is only rivaled by the Kingfish’s.

Publisher’s Note: This is the second part of my two-part interview with Henry Walther, which I had intended to publish last week (notwithstanding the fact that last week, I traveled with my family to a remote corner of Alberta, Canada and had just assumed- rather ridiculously, in hindsight- that there was no possible way I would encounter any issues with high-speed wireless connectivity). My apologies for the delay. I am now, once again, safely below sea-level.

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Lamar White, Jr.
Lamar writes about the people, the politics, and the magic of Louisiana. He is the founder and publisher of the Bayou Brief and a contributing writer for the Daily Beast. Lamar is best known for his investigative reporting on public corruption, racism, and civil rights. He has appeared as a guest on CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC, and he's been the subject of profiles in The Washington Post, The Advocate, and Huffington Post. Before launching the Bayou Brief, he published CenLamar, a popular blog that initially covered the drama of City Hall in his hometown of Alexandria. Lamar is a graduate of Rice University in Houston and the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Today he lives in New Orleans and is currently writing a book about the life of reputed New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello.