The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics 

The staff waits for a poll to tell them if their new, activist policies are moving them in the right direction. C.J. feels like her opinions are being discounted.

Director:

Don Scardino

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Moira Kelly ... Mandy Hampton
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Marlee Matlin ... Joey Lucas
Lisa Edelstein ... Laurie
Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon
Thom Gossom Jr. ... Ted Mitchell
David Huddleston ... Sen. Max Lobell, R
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Austin Pendleton ... Barry Haskell
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Storyline

The staff waits for a poll to tell them if their new, activist policies are moving them in the right direction. C.J. feels like her opinions are being discounted.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

10 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The full saying referenced in the title of the episode is "There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies, and statistics." The phrase was made popular in the United States by Mark Twain, among others. See more »

Goofs

The president tells Sam that if Laurie passes the bar exam, the US Attorney General will admit her to the bar. Individual states administer bar exams and admit lawyers to state bars. There is no federal bar exam and the US AG has no jurisdiction whatsoever over who is admitted to state bars. See more »

Quotes

President Josiah Bartlet: Toby, are you in here sticking up for Sam?
Toby Ziegler: I know it's strange, sir. But I'm feeling a... a certain... big brotherly connection right now. You know, obviously, I'd like that feeling to go away as soon as possible, but for the moment I think there's no danger in the White House standing by Sam and aggressively going after the people who set him up.
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Connections

References Meet the Press (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

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