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Mike Johnson Elected Speaker (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Washington, D.C.

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-11-03

Duration: 00:05:47

Subjects: United States. Congress. House | Politics | Johnson, Mike


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Engster, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the November 3, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s interview with Jim Engster, a political analyst and the president of the Louisiana Radio Network, on the election of Congressman Mike Johnson of Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the first Louisianan to hold the office. Engster discusses: Johnson’s meteoric rise in politics; his conservativism; and the difficulties he faces due to the ongoing divisions in the House of Representatives.