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Bartlet for America 

In an episode dotted with flashbacks, Leo and his attorney Jordon Kendall (Joanna Gleason) face a Congressional inquiry into whether the president lied to the American people regarding his ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
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 ... Jed Bartlet
Tim Matheson ... Senator John Hoynes
Joanna Gleason ... Atty. Jordon Kendall
Mark Feuerstein ... Clifford Calley
Clark Gregg ... FBI Special Agent Michael Casper
James Handy ... Rep. Joseph Bruno, R-PA
Steven Gilborn ... Rep. Paul Dearborn, R
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Storyline

In an episode dotted with flashbacks, Leo and his attorney Jordon Kendall (Joanna Gleason) face a Congressional inquiry into whether the president lied to the American people regarding his MS, but this particular day of hearings concerns itself more with Abby and her secretly medicating Jed, and later with Leo's having fallen off the wagon during the campaign (a politically motivated Republican rep on the committee witnessed Leo drunk in his room three days before the nomination); we see the meeting in which Leo talked N.H. Governor Bartlet into running for president, introducing his idea, "Bartlet for America", on a cocktail napkin, which the president later frames and returns to Leo as a gift in thanks for all he's done for the president over the years; Cliff Calley, Donna's boyfriend and special counsel to the judicial oversight committee, asks the committee chair to halt the inquiry before the rep can compel Leo to admit his personal transgression; Leo asks Jordon to Xmas Eve ... Written by meebly

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a flashback, C.J. (Allison Janney) says that Bartlet (Martin Sheen) has ten years on Hoynes (Tim Matheson). But in The West Wing: Enemies (1999), Hoynes says he is fifteen years younger than Bartlet. See more »

Goofs

When CJ and Toby are playing catch with a basketball, in the storefront office of Bartlet for America, Sam is sitting off to the side watching and chatting. Behind Sam, out the window, there is snow falling. When the shot switches back to Toby, behind him through the window it is not snowing. See more »

Quotes

FBI Special Agent Michael Casper: Listen, churches are burning down. Otherwise, I'd be hitting on you.
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Soundtracks

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