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20 Hours in America: Part I 

The reelection campaign of President Josiah Bartlet is underway and moving quickly.

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Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin | 7 more credits »
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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
Ron Silver ... Bruno Gianelli
John Amos ... Percy Fitzwallace
Amy Adams ... Cathy
NiCole Robinson ... Margaret Hooper
Renée Estevez ... Nancy
Joan MacIntosh ... Meredith Walker
Valorie Armstrong Valorie Armstrong ... Mrs. Harrison
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Trivia

Bartlet mentions President D'Astier of France. This is the name of the newly elected French president who is invited to a formal state dinner in the movie The American President (1995), also written by Aaron Sorkin. See more »

Goofs

Cap keeps correcting everyone that the truck runs on diesel, not gas. However, he tells Toby that he can't make a truck run out of gas. He should have said diesel, not gas. See more »

Quotes

C.J. Cregg: [quoting a radio show host] "This is another sign that Abbey Bartlet is a liberal elitist feminist."
Bruno Gianelli: Elitist feminist? You can't do that to the English language.
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References Lost in Space (1965) See more »

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The Wanderer
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Written by Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion DiMucci
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Yuengling?
13 October 2020 | by bmissimerSee all my reviews

I'm fairly certain in part II of this episode, the beer on the table in the hotel scene with Josh and Toby is Yuengling. This beer was not distributed in Indiana until 2017.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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