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A Change Is Gonna Come 

After spending months negotiating a difficult summit with China, Josh is dismayed to learn that the President accepted a flag symbolizing Taiwanese independence. Vice President Hoynes ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent Misiano

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), John Sacret Young (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Lily Tomlin ... Deborah Fiderer
Gary Cole ... Vice President Bob Russell
Ed O'Neill ... Governor Eric Baker D-PA
Tim Matheson ... John Hoynes
Paxton Whitehead ... Bernard Thatch
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Storyline

After spending months negotiating a difficult summit with China, Josh is dismayed to learn that the President accepted a flag symbolizing Taiwanese independence. Vice President Hoynes appears on television to promote his book and indicates a desire to return to politics. With the Iowa caucuses only a few months away, Vice President Russell and others begin positioning themselves to win the Democratic presidential nomination. President Bartlet finds tying his bow tie unexpectedly difficult. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Toby (Richard Schiff)'s perusing of the Hoynes book is a very "Washington thing" - flip to the index and see how many entries you have in the index. See more »

Goofs

A Senator refers to "3-PC Orion" airplanes being sold to Taiwan. The correct designation for this airplane is "P3-C Orion". See more »

Quotes

Josh Lyman: Sure. I'll start pulling together the briefing packets for you. Come on, you're going; you need Toby to deal with the press. Somebody's got to man the fort here. I'm fine staying. You're his guy. You're in the room, in the chair. He needs you. That's how it was with Leo; that's how it's supposed to be.
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A Change Is Gonna Come
Written by Sam Cooke
Performed by James Taylor
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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