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  The West Wing (TV series) - 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 sometimes called The Left Wing by detractors because of its portrayal of the ideal liberal administration.
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 West Wing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The West Wing is the part of the White House in which the Oval Office, the Cabinet Room, and the Situation Room are located.
As presidential staffs grew substantially in the latter half of the 20th century, the West Wing generally came to be seen as too small for its modern governmental functions.
Former occupants of the West Wing during Bush's administration include former Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Claude Allen, former Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Kristen Silverberg and former Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel Dina Powell.
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 Desicritics.org: TV Review: The West Wing
West Wing, which is loosely based on the Clinton years minus the sordid Lewinsky affair, was initially conceptualized as a day in the life of the West Wing operatives.
West Wing is an excellent demonstration of a TV series that manages to be riveting, fast paced and intellectually stimulating all at the same time.
A TV drama that manages to educate you about various facets of the US constitution and yet manages to win three Emmys in a row is not a common occurrence on your typical network prime-time slot.
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 "The West Wing" (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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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 "West Wing" finale an emotional goodbye - Boston.com
It came on with a bang seven seasons ago, startling viewers who could scarcely believe a TV series could be so smart, thought-provoking, beautifully written and well-acted, all at the same time.
And with the final episode of "The West Wing" on Sunday, it seems a safe bet that it will be a long time, if ever, before TV again tackles profound topics like politics as policy with as much dramatic mettle.
The series, a contemporary video version of President Kennedy's Camelot conceived by Aaron Sorkin and upheld by John Wells, went out with its head held high.
www.boston.com /ae/tv/articles/2006/05/15/west_wing_finale_an_emotional_goodbye   (295 words)

 'West Wing' Pays Tribute to Sorkin - Series creator appears in finale - Zap2it
During the inauguration scene in Sunday's series finale of "The West Wing," the camera panned to several people watching new President Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) being sworn into office.
He and fellow executive producer Thomas Schlamme left "The West Wing" at the end of the show's fourth season; the campaign storyline that carried the show through its final days didn't kick in until season six.
Sorkin and Schlamme will return to NBC in the fall with a new series, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." The workplace drama, about a "Saturday Night Live"-esque sketch-comedy show, received its first on-air promotion during "The West Wing" finale.
www.zap2it.com /news/zap-aaronsorkinonwestwingfinale,0,6148270.story?track=rss   (363 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The West Wing - Complete Seasons 1 and 2 [2001]: DVD: Jason Ensler,Alan Alda,Stockard Channing,Kristin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
There are 3 main different types of episodes in the West Wing (and this is true for all the following series') there are the funny episodes (which are still dramatic, not outright comedy), the dramaitc episodes, and the episodes which combine the two.
I'm not sure if West Wing will go into a fourth series - I hope it does - but either way it is a magnificent tribute to what can be achieved when the best of the best are put together to pool their talents.
Some of the exterior shots of the West Wing office were filmed on location at the South Portico of the Headquarters of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution on 1776 D Street NW...
www.amazon.co.uk /West-Wing-Complete-Seasons/dp/B0000TFG8C   (2347 words)

 UCLA Today: The real West Wing
For Theodore Barreaux, there are a few major differences between the real West Wing and the one millions of TV viewers visit weekly on NBC-TV.
Barreaux, a senior fellow at the School of Public Policy and Social Research, gave his view of the real West Wing, as well as some history about the White House and its historic residents, at a senior fellow policy briefing on Feb. 14 for students, faculty and staff.
The first floor of the West Wing is largely below ground and houses the National Security Council and what is known as the Situation Room.
www.today.ucla.edu /2002/020312westwing.html   (569 words)

 CBC.ca - Arts - TV - End of Term   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The NBC series, which ends its seven-year-run on May 14, debuted in the fall of 1999, the year Bill Clinton was impeached for lying under oath about an affair with a White House intern.
In its first three seasons, The West Wing was, along with The Sopranos, the definitive TV drama of its era.
Series fortunes dwindled its second term in office, although the problem was never writing or performances.
www.cbc.ca /arts/tv/westwing.html   (1971 words)

 The West Wing: Tomorrow (series finale) - TV Squad
I have read a few articles talking about how this series almost didn't get made and how worried they were that it would do well or that we as viewers wouldn't enjoy it or understand it etc. I wonder how many more shows don't make it that could be as good as this one.
I still have the George Magazine where the west wing cast is on the cover.
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www.tvsquad.com /2006/05/14/the-west-wing-tomorrow-series-finale   (2289 words)

 The West Wing TV Show - The West Wing Television Show - TV.com
More Pictures The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidental administration.
Inauguration Day (Series Finale) - After seven seasons of the Award-winning drama series, the Bartlet Administration prepares to leave the White House and The West Wing.
The West Wing gives you some insight into the inner workings in the nation's capital.
www.tv.com /west-wing/show/189/summary.html   (612 words)

 The Patriot Resource Drama TV Series: The West Wing
The West Wing premiered in the fall of 1999 and follows the challenges and responsibilities of U.S. President Josiah Bartlet and his White House staff.
The West Wing has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 along with 20 individual Emmys awarded to the writers, actors and crew.
Currently, The West Wing ranks 8th all-time in the number of Emmy Awards won by a series.
www.patriotresource.com /tv/drama/westwing.html   (175 words)

 Einstein Factor: TV series - The West Wing
Einstein Factor: TV series - The West Wing
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | West Wing leads Emmy winners
The NBC White House series starring Martin Sheen saw off rivals Six Feet Under and The Sopranos to land the top prize at the 55th annual ceremony.
Dame Maggie Smith was honoured for her TV portrayal of an English novelist who survives a terrorist bombing on a train.
The Emmys, the US TV industry's most prestigious prize ceremony, marks the start of Hollywood's awards season which culminates in five months' time with the Oscars.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3122426.stm   (505 words)

 Bartlet4America News Archive: Dundas welcomes The West Wing; Popular NBC TV series will convert DeLuxe Restaurant into ...
The popular series will be in and around Dundas from Dec. 4 to 9 shooting scenes for an episode featuring Smits, the former NYPD and L.A. Law star who joined The West Wing this season as Matt Santos, a Congressman with presidential aspirations.
She is also keeping her fingers crossed that the CTV series The 11th Hour will find a big audience when it starts airing its third season Saturday at 10 p.m.
The series starring Sonja Smits (no relation to The West Wing's Jimmy) was filmed extensively in Hamilton.
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 Boston.com / A&E / TV / 'West Wing' star Allison Janney engaged   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Allison Janney of "The West Wing" found her heart in San Francisco, where she and actor Richard Jenik became engaged to marry.
LOS ANGELES -- Allison Janney of "The West Wing" found her heart in San Francisco, where she and actor Richard Jenik became engaged to marry.
The couple, who live in Los Angeles and have dated for two years, were vacationing in the city May 17 when he popped the question, a spokesman for Janney said Wednesday.
www.boston.com /ae/tv/articles/2004/05/25/west_wing_star_allison_janney_engaged   (147 words)

 'West Wing's' term expires - Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Early on in the TV series "The West Wing," a young man watches the staff scramble around the Oval Office as the president prepares to deliver an important speech to the American people.
"The West Wing" is labeled a drama, but cynicism would suggest it's more fantasy than reality, reflective more of what we wish we were rather than what we truly are.
"The West Wing" first aired in 1999, at a time when politics didn't play a big part on TV shows.
www.dailycollegian.com /news/2006/05/12/Entertainment/west-Wings.Term.Expires-1984556.shtml   (485 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The West Wing - Complete Season 1: DVD: Alan Alda,Stockard Channing,Kristin Chenoweth,DulĂ© Hill,Allison ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I didn't catch any of the West Wing went it was broadcast on Channel 4 and was bought the season 1 box set as a present.
The West Wing is excellent television made to the highest standards with very good talent, sharp scripts and long term plots that immerse you completely.
The West Wing is the finest TV programme of the last half of the last century.
www.amazon.co.uk /West-Wing-Complete-Season-1/dp/B000068OVR   (2272 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'West Wing' preparing for a new prez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
To refurbish the show — and stay true to term limits — a shakeup is planned.
With the (fictional) New Hampshire primary looming in January, "we're interested in how does the Bartlet administration deal with its last year, and how do people try to begin to position themselves for the future," says producer John Wells.
Wing continues to win Emmys, snagging 12 nominations this year, but the show's ratings have steadily dropped from an average 17.2 million viewers in 2001-02 to 11.8 million last season.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/reviews/2004-08-26-west-wing_x.htm   (348 words)

 The West Wing -About the Production
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.
The last time a drama series won four consecutive times was in 1981 when “Hill Street Blues” dominated the drama scene for the next several years.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /west_wing_about.htm   (1284 words)

 TV Series Finale - The West Wing: A Sad Farewell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The series has been on the air for seven seasons and, at one time, was a big winner in the Nielson ratings, with critics and with Emmy voters.
Now, most West Wing fans have seen the pilot; probably more than once and possibly own it on DVD.
Though some consider the last season of The West Wing to have been a strong one creatively, the numbers have not come close to the ratings the show experienced in its glory days.
www.tvseriesfinale.com /2006/05/the_west_wing_a_sad_goodbye_1.html   (527 words)

 Amazon.ca: The West Wing: The Complete Fourth Season: DVD: Jason Ensler,Alan Alda,Stockard Channing,Kristin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In between are 20 excellent episodes packed with the series' trademark wit and pace, and an uncannily ability to create excellent moments for the entire cast.
The series also has its first episode set mostly outside the West Wing when C.J. (Alison Janney) goes back to Ohio for a high school reunion and visits her father (Donald Moffat) who is starting to feel the effects of Alzheimer's.
Perhaps the series was not as relevant to the times as four years earlier, but the proof is in the pudding--the series was still in rarefied air by the end of this season.
www.amazon.ca /West-Wing-Complete-Fourth-Season/dp/B0007OY2N0   (1912 words)

 "The West Wing" Continuity Guide: TV Show
Our site was created and is maintained in a desire to help (don't all critics say that?) and no infringement of the copyrights of the respective owners of "The West Wing" is intended.
The main concern of this site is the facts about the world of "The West Wing" and its characters and relationships.
A guide to the 70's series "Kung Fu" are also available.
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 USATODAY.com - Clinton writes to 'West Wing' character   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The letter was addressed to Joshua Lyman, the TV character played by Bradley Whitford.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep. John McHugh are picking a fight with the fictional West Wing over a scene aired Wednesday night in which an aide discussed closing a real-life New York military base.
On Wednesday's episode of the NBC drama, a general meeting with Lyman suggested Fort Drum in northern New York, site of deep-snow combat training, may be shuttered.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2004-02-27-clinton-west-wing_x.htm   (362 words)

 CANOE -- JAM! Television - TV Shows - West Wing: Dule noted
On the TV series The West Wing, Dule Hill's character was the catalyst for an assassination attempt.
In real life, it was the initial absence of Hill or any other fl cast members on the series that sparked anger.
Helping Hill prepare for his West Wing role called for a trip to Washington, where he visited the White House and met Charlie Young's real-life counterpart, Chris Aenskov, who was President Bill Clinton's personal aide at the time.
jam.canoe.ca /Television/TV_Shows/W/West_Wing/2000/12/28/735683.html   (673 words)

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