The West Wing (1999–2006)
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18th and Potomac 

With hypothetical polling numbers showing them it will be political suicide, staffers prepare to announce the President's condition. As they do, a military crisis flares up in Haiti and ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Berlinger

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Oliver Platt ... Oliver Babish
Marlee Matlin ... Joey Lucas
Anna Deavere Smith ... Nancy McNally
John Rubinstein ... Senator Andy Ritter
Peter Michael Goetz ... Paul Hackett
Richard McGonagle ... Senator Warren
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Storyline

With hypothetical polling numbers showing them it will be political suicide, staffers prepare to announce the President's condition. As they do, a military crisis flares up in Haiti and Josh faces off against two senators who are against the Government's tobacco industry suit. But as badly as the day seems to be going, a tragedy will come from a car wreck at 18th and Potomac that will affect everything. Written by timdalton007

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Drama

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When talking about what the Haitian military has the advisor says, "2 Bradleys with 120 mm cannons." The Bradley fighting vehicle carries a 25mm cannon. The M1A1 tank carries a 120mm cannon. It is also unlikely Haiti would be able to buy either. See more »

Goofs

"Carrefour" is not French for "square" as a public meeting place. The correct translation of "Liberty Square" would be "Place de la Liberté", neither of which exist in Port-au-Prince. See more »

Quotes

Sam Seaborn: [to Joey, as Kenny translates] These numbers aren't going to mean anything, right? With the hypothetical and the lack of context? Plus the preexisting level of trust.
C.J. Cregg: Yeah.
Sam Seaborn: I'm saying he's got numbers like Walter Cronkite.
Joey Lucas: Yeah.
Josh Lyman: Is there anything in there that we're gonna like?
Joey Lucas: [Kenny translates] We are, in fact, eating more beats.
Josh Lyman: Okay.
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References Dateline NBC (1992) 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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

9 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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