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20 Hours in America: Part I 

After Bartlet gives a campaign speech at an Indiana farm, Josh, Toby and Donna are left behind by the presidential motorcade and must work their way across the state with the help of the ... See full summary »

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Donna Moss
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Leo McGarry
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Percy Fitzwallace
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Cathy
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Margaret
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Meredith Walker
Valorie Armstrong ...
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After Bartlet gives a campaign speech at an Indiana farm, Josh, Toby and Donna are left behind by the presidential motorcade and must work their way across the state with the help of the farmer's daughter and, later, a teenage campaign volunteer, enduring many setbacks along the way. Josh and Toby obsess and bicker over how best to play the president's intellectualism, viewed by many as snobbery, against Republican opponent Robert Ritchie's "regular guy" persona, while Donna must keep them on track and communicate with the real Americans they encounter along the way. Back at the W.H., the president deals with a terrorist attack at an Iowa college swim meet, meets with Leo, Nancy and Fitzwallace to discuss how to handle the prospect of the U.S. and/or Israel being accused of a conspiracy in the assassination of Qumari defense minister Abdul Shareef, and interviews secretarial candidates, including a second round with Debbie Fiderer; the wandering party finally arrive at a city with an ... Written by meebly

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25 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Stockard Channing no longer receives top billing. See more »

Goofs

While riding in the bed of a diesel-powered pickup truck in Indiana, a local man tells Josh that the glow plugs heat the fuel, and then the engine "just runs", as though the glow plugs act constantly and in all weather. However, that's not the function of the glow plugs; instead they, one for each cylinder, warm the combustion chambers and the incoming air, but only in cool or cold weather, so that the engine starts more quickly and more easily, and, as soon as the engine starts, they cease heating until the next start under circumstances requiring them. Of course, on modern engines the glow plugs are computer-controlled. See more »

Quotes

Sam Seaborn: [on his answering machine] Hi, it's Sam. I'm sleeping for a few hours right now so you can leave a message, or if you really need me you can shout into the machine, and I'll wake up.
Josh Lyman: SAM!
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References Lost in Space (1965) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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