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Simon Marks Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Washington, D.C.

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-01-09

Duration: 00:08:20

Subjects: Marks, Simon | Journalism | Journalists | Politics | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Elections, 2008 | United States presidential election, 2008 | Obama, Barack | United States presidential inauguration, 2009


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Marks, Simon Interviewee


This segment from the January 9, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Simon Marks, an international correspondent for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.” Marks discusses: the intense international interest in the 2008 presidential campaign and the election of Barack Obama; the reaction in India after Obama made remarks about Kashmir, a territory under dispute between India and Pakistan; his expectations for large crowds when Obama makes his first international trip as president; the growing international profile of Governor Bobby Jindal, especially in India; and his expectations for Inauguration Day. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford