The President, C.J. Cregg, Will Bailey, and others are returning from a long flight overseas. As Air Force One is about to land, the indicator light for the nose wheel fails to come on, prompting pilot Colonel Jessie Weiskopf to call off the landing, and notify the President of the possibility of terrorism. The White House Press Corps is on board, therefore CJ and Will must keep the story under wraps, due to it being a world market event. This becomes a challenge when a F-16 Eagle jet is sent to inspect the nose wheel on AFO. Meanwhile on the ground, Josh is working with Congressman Tom Landis (R-MD) on legislation to Clean-up Chesapeake Bay, which angers Congressional Democrats. Toby meets with Congressman Mark Richardson (D-NY) who has introduced legislation to reinstate the draft, furthermore Toby notifies the Congressman a soldier from his constituency was killed in action in Equatorial Kundu. Donna works with members of the 1st Airlift Squadron, 89th Airlift Wing to learn about "... Written by
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Josh is met in a WW passageway by Democrat Party leaders who saw him in talks with a Republican representative from Maryland, and they mention the Bartlet re-election is a "lonely landslide." This meant that, while carrying a majority for himself, Bartlet did not enable fellow Democrats to get re-elected as well. Similarly-termed elections: California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown , Reagan over Mondale . See more
When Toby and Josh enter Leo's office to talk about the problem with Air Force One, Leo takes off his reading glasses with his right hand and lays them in front of him. Later in the same shot picks them up with his left hand moves them to his left. In the next closeup he picks up the glasses with his right hand and puts them on, but we never see him move the glasses from his left to his right. See more
[Air Force One
undergoes maintenance every day, whether the plane's gonna be flying or not. Every 154 days, the plane's completely taken apart and put back together again. 24 hours before wheels-up, fuel is sealed in a tank truck and guarded by sharpshooters. One hour before wheels-up, Air Force specialist drain off a gallon and analyze it for purity and the right levels of octane and water. The wiring - and this is gonna be an area - is shielded to protect it from a thermonuclear blast. ...
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more