The West Wing (1999–2006)
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On the Day Before 

While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv ... See full summary »

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Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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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
Anna Deavere Smith ... Nancy McNally
Kevin Tighe ... Gov. Jack Buckland, D-IN
H. Richard Greene ... Rep. Robert Royce, R-PA
Cliff De Young ... Rep. Kimball, D-TN
NiCole Robinson ... Margaret
Scott Michael Campbell ... Donald Dolan
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Storyline

While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv for a soccer match, and the staff attempts to manage the president's first veto, of a House bill eliminating the estate tax, and the threat of an override the same night. Sam and Toby first try to sway a contentious Dem. From Tennessee who wants a whole list of farming and ranching concessions in exchange for his vote and three proxies; after a pep talk from Leo, they devise a substitute plan that may prove even more effective, if it works. Josh takes the governor of Indiana into a private meeting to determine if the man plans to challenge Bartlet in Democratic primary. C.J. takes heat from a smarmy Dallas entertainment reporter who is in town for the Nobel dinner but winds up having to cover the veto and override vote, but after the reporter embarrasses her during a live stand-up, C.J. one ups the ... Written by meebly

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

CJ (Allison Janney) says this is the President (Martin Sheen)'s first veto - however on episode 4 of season 2 on Capitol Beat (where Ainsley Hayes (Emily Procter) is introduced) the presenter says that the President veto'd a Republican education bill the year before. See more »

Goofs

The president's veto is referenced as his first in office. In The West Wing: In This White House, the president is referenced to have vetoed the Republicans' education bill the year before. See more »

Quotes

Entertainment Reporter Sherri Wexler: C. J.?
C.J. Cregg: Hey.
Entertainment Reporter Sherri Wexler: That was totally uncalled for.
C.J. Cregg: Yeah?
Entertainment Reporter Sherri Wexler: My competitors are going to show that tape. Every local station in town...
C.J. Cregg: What? Are you crazy? That thing's going out to 154 affiliates.
Entertainment Reporter Sherri Wexler: Look, I...
C.J. Cregg: I changed my clothes because I didn't think it was appropriate to talk about the death of two teenagers while wearing a ball gown, and you knew that, because you're stupid, but you're not stupid. You know what I'm saying? Security's gonna take your press credentials. You'll call my office every day, ...
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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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