The West Wing (1999–2006)
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THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT SEE FOREIGN POLICY DIFFERENTLY - Eyebrows are raised when the President-elect places a call to the president of China and offers a different position than that of Bartlet. Meanwhile, Josh picks his deputy chief of staff.

Director:

Nelson McCormick

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Peter Noah
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott (credit only)
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey (credit only)
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper (credit only)
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry (credit only)
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Janeane Garofalo ... Louise Thornton
Teri Polo ... Helen Santos
Lily Tomlin ... Deborah Fiderer
Steve Ryan ... Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchinson
Anna Deavere Smith ... Nancy McNally
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Storyline

THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT SEE FOREIGN POLICY DIFFERENTLY - Eyebrows are raised when the President-elect places a call to the president of China and offers a different position than that of Bartlet. Meanwhile, Josh picks his deputy chief of staff.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Josh (Bradley Whitford) comes back into the transistion offices after seeing CJ (Allison Janney) about the Santos call to China he has folders under his arms. He did not leave with this folder and was not holding them when he called Sam (Rob Lowe). See more »

Goofs

Otto has a full donut in his hand while talking to Josh. Then, before Josh takes a bite, the donut is only partial. See more »

Quotes

Donna Moss: Be still and listen to me. I don't know what this is. And you don't either, which is perfectly fine and understandable. Whatever the build up, it's all happened amid absurdly heightened emotional circumstances. The election. Leo's death. There's been no moment to so much as take a breath, much less figure any of this out. And now this roller coaster's plunging into the transition, with its time-pressure demands and then the inauguration and it's hit the ground running and the first hundred days...
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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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