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  The West Wing (television) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The series is set in the West Wing of the White House, the location of the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff, during the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen).
She concludes, "While the series’ purpose is for-profit entertainment, The West Wing presents great pedagogical potential." The West Wing, in her opinion, gives greater depth to the political process usually espoused only in stilted talking points on shows like Face the Nation and Meet the Press.
The West Wing is often seen as The Left Wing because of its portrayal of the ideal liberal administration.
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 "The West Wing" (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Well, "West Wing" is a love poem to the ideals of a portion of America that has not had a voice in a long, long time.
I should include his staff in that statement too, since any of those in the West Wing (with the exception of Ainsley Hayes, sweet as she is) would make a fantastic president.
All the characters/performers of "West Wing" are excellent, and the "what if" scenarios in each show cleverly cover situations that we're all familiar with, with just the right touch of emotional depth (or in some cases, levity.
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 The New York Times > Arts > Television > 'West Wing': Is It Facing a Struggle to Survive?
With the nation focused on presidential politics, the creators of "The West Wing" are plainly trying to tap into real events to restore the series, which enters its sixth season on Oct. 20 in its usual slot at 9 p.m.
Kevin Reilly, the president of NBC Entertainment, acknowledged to television critics and reporters in July that "The West Wing" was "ratings challenged last year." Speaking of the fictional Democratic president, Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen), Mr.
Reilly said, was that "The West Wing" may have seemed out of sync at times with the real West Wing and the conservatism in the nation.
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 Ink 19 :: Return To The West Wing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In "The West Wing's Textual President," Patrick Finn states of the series' inherent snobbery, "It is at heart a show that promises that the Ivy League will save us." There is a certain truth to this statement.
In "Parliamentary Novels, West Wing and Professionalism," Michelle Mouton takes a small group of students who were previously unfamiliar with the series through two episodes and records their reaction.
Sorkin's West Wing was also populated with brave, "non-traditional" and assertive female characters from Zoe Bartlet, the president's daughter, to Mrs.
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 "West Wing": Low Pay Sparks Lowe Exit - Jul 24, 2002 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a surprise development for The West Wing, actor Rob Lowe is quitting his role on the Emmy-winning NBC series following an apparent salary dispute with the show's producers.
But in Lowe's case, the feeling at Warner Bros. Television, according to Variety, is that the series has changed to where it's centered primarily on Sheen--and that Lowe has joined the rest of his costars in receiving equal status in the ensemble.
NBC and Warner Bros. Television, meanwhile, insist it was part of the show--and therefore, The West Wing received 22 nominations.
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 PopMatters | Television | Reviews | The West Wing
Which is a pity, as the sleekly professional cast of NBC's The West Wing richly deserves its break from character-actor limbo, and the claustrophobic set reiterates the hothouse isolation of high office.
In a nod to the twenty-first century, The West Wing infiltrates two women into the professional team surrounding the President.
Some characters in The West Wing initially offered meatier alternatives, but these were soon lost in the homogeneity of homosocial love.
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 Arts Television Programs Dramas West Wing, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Epguide: The West Wing - Complete list of titles and air dates for each episode of this NBC drama series.
The West Wing Continuity Guide - Has summaries of all episodes as well as information about topics mentioned in episodes, and a guide to errors in continuity.
West Wing News Blog - Links to articles relating to the show and cast.
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 The West Wing Resource
The West Wing Resource (created November 7, 2000) is an unofficial tribute to the show.
The site has no connection with NBC or Warner Brothers, and no infringments of the copyrights of the respected owners of "The West Wing" are intended.
The stars of "The West Wing" are Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, and Dule Hill.
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 The West Wing - A Hollywood Jesus Televison Review
Quickly establishing a strong mandate among audiences, The West Wing burst onto the American entertainment and political arenas as one of the finest portrayals in entertainment of The Oval Office's inner sanctum.
The exciting follow-up to Newmarket's first West Wing Script Book features 8 teleplays from Seasons 3 and 4 of the hit NBC show—winner of 13 Emmy®; Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row—chosen and introduced by award-winning creator Aaron Sorkin.
The West Wing, holding the record for most Emmys®; won in a single season, stars Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Joshua Malina, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, John Spencer, and Bradley Whitford.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /west_wing.htm   (2174 words)

 West Wing News Blog
Warner Bros. Television, which produces "The West Wing," would not comment on plans, but a spokeswoman said the show is on a break and executive producers John Wells and Lawrence O'Donnell were not scheduled to start production meetings until the first week of January.
The West Wing was supposed to be the Clinton presidency as it should have been: progressive, moral, willing to take on its political enemies, rather than capitulate.
Before The West Wing, he was a key performer in L.A. Law, the honored NBC series, playing tough lawyer Tommy Mullaney for four seasons.
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 CANOE -- JAM! Television: Alan Alda eager to run 'The West Wing'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alan Alda is happy to be running for president on The West Wing.
As Sheen's Bartlet administration winds down, The West Wing is heading into a presidential election.
Not the hit it once was, The West Wing is still valued by NBC.
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 Television Screenwriting By West Wing Writer Michael Oates Palmer
At the recent Vancouver International Film Festival Trade Forum, Michael Oates Palmer, one of the screenwriters for the West Wing, gave an excellent overview of where North American episodic television is going.
Oates Palmer did a stint as a speech writer for the mayor of New York which, unexpectedly, improved his credentials for his later job as West Wing scribe.
Television screenwriting is generally a much more colloborative affair than feature film writing.
www.iofilm.co.uk /io/mit/001/michael_oates_palmer_20051012.php   (815 words)

 West Wing Mentions
The Wednesday night broadcast of ``The West Wing,'' starring Martin Sheen as commander-in-chief, drew an average audience of 15.6 million viewers, the most ever for a repeat episode of the Emmy-winning series.
His fellow "The West Wing" co-star, Janel Moloney, said she "wanted to pick something that had to do with my peer group, and I thought that would be domestic violence.
My only complaint about the otherwise superlative Washington-set series The West Wing is that it can be a little impersonal, with so much time given over to politicking that we barely learn anything about the private lives of President Bartlet or his staff.
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 Actor John Spencer has died - TELEVISION - MSNBC.com
NBC and producer Warner Bros. Television praised Spencer’s talent but did not address how his death would affect the Emmy Award-winning series, in production on its seventh season.
Spencer, who also starred on “L.A. Law” as attorney Tommy Mullaney, received an Emmy Award for his performance on “The West Wing” in 2002 and was nominated four other times for the series.
The actor, whose world-weary countenance was perfect for the role of McGarry, mirrored his character in several ways: Both were recovering alcoholics and both, Spencer once said, were driven.
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 TV Squad
An entry, though, has caught people's attention: Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme, the original brains behind The West Wing, are on the list of panelists representing the show on the upcoming critic's press tour.
There was a lot of confusion last week when The West Wing's John Spencer passed away.
The West Wing star John Spencer, who played Leo McGarry, died today in a Los Angeles hospital of a heart attack, according to his publicist.
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 The West Wing -About the Production
Beginning where “The West Wing” originally commenced on NBC, Bravo will start with the first episode of the series and continue with all episodes produced through 2009.
Narrated by Martin Sheen (NBC’s “The West Wing”), this documentary reveals the movie-viewing habits and preferences of the Nation’s former Presidents.
“The West Wing” depicts the dedicated men and women who work at The White House, serving their country through times and crises that mirror our own, and providing a fascinating inner glimpse of life inside the world’s most powerful office.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /west_wing_about.htm   (1466 words)

 The West Wing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The West Wing, a television drama set in the West Wing of the White House
The West Wing of the White House, the location of the Oval Office and offices for senior members of the Executive Office of the President of the United States
This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 The West Wing Collection - Screencaps and Images
My condolences to John's family, the cast and crew of The West Wing, his fans and any other person who has had the pleasure of knowing this magnificent man.
Also, there are some good deals going around on The West Wing DVD's at the moment with Season 1 and 2 going for as little as $18 US.
The multi-award winning drama show "The West Wing" is the creation of Aaron Sorkin, Tommy Schlamme and many other talented players in association with the NBC, none of whom this fansite is affiliated with or endorsed by.
www.screenmusings.net   (687 words)

 A West Wing Extras Journal
For the most part, West Wing had wrapped for the season with the wrap of that scene.
Well, it was time for another long night on the set of West Wing.
He then said that shooting West Wing is much tougher than LA LAW was.
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 Television Heaven
A to Z of TV One of the few successful U.S. dramatic series about politics, The West Wing has managed to win over both viewers and critics with its look at a White House staff and the president they serve at the pleasure of.
The MS disclosure prompted a congressional probe and questioning of the West Wing staff; in Season Three, Bartlett chose to run for a second term but Congress censured the president for the MS cover-up.
There are times The West Wing (in the Sorkin years) drove viewers crazy with its tendency to repeat lines of dialogue, and occasionally scenes have come off too cute and pat.
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 Amazon.ca: The West Wing: The Complete Second Season: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the 2nd item in the West Wing series.
The second season of The West Wing takes up literally where the first season left off and, after a few moments of patriotic sentimentalism, maintains the series' astonishingly high standards in depicting the everyday life of the White House staff of a Democratic administration.
The West Wing has some of the best writing and acting on television - I would say the show is to drama television as Friends is to sitcoms.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001HAGQK   (1103 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Inside "The West Wing": Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Buy Inside "The West Wing" with The White House Staff: Inside the West Wing and Be...
In Inside the West Wing, author Paul Challen takes a detailed look at this hugely popular series: how its put together, what ideas and political themes drive its plots, and ultimately, why its so popular.
Although there's nothing new for the dedicated West Wing fan its a handy reference guide covering bios of the main cast and regular guests as well as short episode guide for series 1 and 2.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1550224689   (609 words)

 The West Wing - John Spencer
Versatile character actor and Emmy Award nominee John Spencer plays Chief of Staff Leo McGarry, on Aaron Sorkin and John Wells’; NBC drama “The West Wing.” His work on the show was rewarded with an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series both in 2001 and 2002.
With scores of television, film and stage credits, Spencer began his career as an actor on “The Patty Duke Show.” However, he is best known to television audiences as the tough and funny New York attorney Tommy Mullaney on the hit series “L.A. Law”; (1990-94).
A native of New Jersey, Spencer now resides in New York when not working on “The West Wing.” His birthday is December 20.
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