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Dutch Morial interview, Part 2
Morial, Ernest N. "Dutch"
Dutch Morial and Rogers discuss Morial's own political aspirations, and he states his interest in having Rogers conduct a lengthier project on Morial and his own administration, perhaps in conjunction with Arnold Hirsch's own work on the Morial administration. He notes that he is considering another run in the 1990 mayoral election as well as his interest in having Rogers ghostwrite a book on Morial and his administration. Rogers asks Morial about future goals and aspirations. He answers that his plans are up in the air, but he might end up "just practicing law," a path he would find fulfilling if the work was interesting. He discusses the impact of his administration and the changes - mostly structural - brought about in his administration. He includes his work to keep the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans as an example of his work, within a larger discussion of making New Orleans a research hub in the Gulf South, as with Research Triangle in North Carolina through the development of institutional capacity for research. He offers his view that the Times-Picayune newspaper aggressively attacked him as mayor for his boisterous personality but also that his status as mayor challenged conventional power structures within New Orleans. Note: This interview is held in the mayor's office and there are intermittent interruptions to the interview, including the first few minutes of this recording.
Amistad Research Center
Box 7, Item 5, Side B, Kim Lacy Rogers collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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