The West Wing (1999–2006)
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The War at Home 

President Bartlet is fighting a war on two fronts as he tries to rescue hostages in Colombia and deal with explaining to his wife why he's breaking his word to her by running for a 2nd term.

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin

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Cast

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 ... Jed Bartlet
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Emily Procter ... Ainsley Hayes
Marlee Matlin ... Joey Lucas
Tony Plana ... Mickey Troop
Richard Riehle ... Off. Jack Sloan
Ted McGinley ... Mark Gottfried
Bill O'Brien Bill O'Brien ... Kenny Thurman
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Storyline

President Bartlet is fighting a war on two fronts as he tries to rescue hostages in Colombia and deal with explaining to his wife why he's breaking his word to her by running for a 2nd term.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gottfried (Ted McGinley) omits Ainsley Hayes (Emily Procter) from his list of people he thanks for appearing on the live State of the Union aftershow broadcast seen in the previous episode, despite her appearing on at least two segments. See more »

Goofs

During the chess game the President is playing against himself he is shown moving black pieces twice, without white taking a turn during the same shot. See more »

Quotes

[Ainsley is about to meet the President for the first time]
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: How are you doing, Ainsley?
Ainsley Hayes: My mouth is dry, my hands are moist and I have to pee.
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Soundtracks

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