The West Wing (1999–2006)
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THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT SEE FOREIGN POLICY DIFFERENTLY - Eyebrows are raised when the President-elect places a call to the president of China and offers a different position than that of Bartlet. Meanwhile, Josh picks his deputy chief of staff.

Director:

Nelson McCormick

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Peter Noah
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott (credit only)
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey (credit only)
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper (credit only)
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry (credit only)
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet
Janeane Garofalo ... Louise Thornton
Teri Polo ... Helen Santos
Lily Tomlin ... Deborah Fiderer
Steve Ryan ... Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchinson
Anna Deavere Smith ... Nancy McNally
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THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT SEE FOREIGN POLICY DIFFERENTLY - Eyebrows are raised when the President-elect places a call to the president of China and offers a different position than that of Bartlet. Meanwhile, Josh picks his deputy chief of staff.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2006 (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

This episode marks Rob Lowe's first appearance on the show since the seventeenth episode of Season Four. See more »

Goofs

When the President meets the President-Elect, the President's lap-top computer appears, then suddenly disappears. See more »

Quotes

Louise Thornton: Rough day?
Josh Lyman: Nuh, typical.
Louise Thornton: You love it, you live for it, you were born to do it, I'm the same way. Everybody tells me to get a life, although I don't know why... I find life to be terribly overrated. It's actually quite boring when it's not disappointing. Say what you will about what we do, but boring it is not.
Josh Lyman: I know that you can parlay the Santos win into a doubling of your fee.
Louise Thornton: Tripling, if it figures into your memoirs.
Josh Lyman: Nothing is going to top this. Everything else's going to be a letdown.
Louise Thornton: ...
[...]
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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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