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  • Fictional Character Quoted as Authoritative on Second Amendment

    12/27/2016 3:42:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    West Wing Character Toby Ziegler Having observed debates about the Second Amendment for 50 years, it is surprising to find something new. Tosten Burks, writing at, uses a quote from a fictional character as an authoritative source on the Second Amendment. From The Constitutions most controversial amendment reads: A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The NRA has spent much of the past 40 years broadening the interpretation to expand the gun market. The original intent, however, is...
  • Did Obama Take His ‘Cure Cancer’ Line From A ‘West Wing’ Episode?

    01/13/2016 8:59:20 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies ^ | January 12, 2016 | ALEX PAPPAS
    President Obama’s call for “a new national effort” to cure cancer during his State of the Union address on Tuesday seemed familiar to fans of Aaron Sorkin’s “West Wing” television show. That’s because there was an entire episode in 2002 of the NBC show where the fictional president played by Martin Sheen made nearly identical comments. On Tuesday, Obama said: “Tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done…For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.” During the “West Wing”...
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 9 replies
    TWS ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
    National Public Radio reporter Ari Shapiro reports that liberal pundits were seen entering the West Wing:
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
  • BOMBSHELL ABC Analyst: West Wing Of White House Authorized IRS-Gate Targeting (Video)

    05/14/2013 5:55:50 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 175 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Hussein Nixon (M.Ryan) ABC News Trey Hardin: West Wing Of White House Authorized IRS-Gate Targeting Gee, it wasnt a local IRS office scandal after all. ABCs Trey Hardin suggested with a very strong sense of certainty that the West Wing of the White House authorized the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Via ORYR: [Video] From the video: Trey Hardin: I will tell you this on the IRS front. Ive worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are...
  • White House West Wing Evacuated Briefly Because of Smoke ("Choom Gang")

    05/11/2013 5:07:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, May 11, 2013 | NYDN
    White House West Wing evacuated briefly because of smoke Reporters and photographers were evacuated early Saturday after smoke was seen coming from Smoke coming from an overheated transformer in a mechanical room closet, officials said. No one was injured, and people were allowed back into the building after an hour. WASHINGTON Reporters and photographers were evacuated briefly from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from an overheated transformer in a mechanical room. President Barack Obama and his family were not affected by the incident, according to the White House. U.S. Secret Service spokesman...
  • Michelle Obama: 'I rarely step foot in the West Wing'

    10/08/2012 9:41:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/8/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    ~snip~ "I rarely walk in that office because the truth is he's got so many wonderful advisers. He's got a phenomenal cabinet. He's got people who are in the trenches on these issues every single day and I'm kind of stepping in and out and I've got my own set of issues," she said. "So I don't even have the kind of expertise and the time in to be able to provide the kind of advice and guidance that he's already getting." ~SNIP~ "In the end, Barack, our family is priority for him, and I knew that if I said...
  • Aaron Sorkin brands Sarah Palin TV show 'a snuff film'(tv producer)

    12/08/2010 4:27:32 PM PST · by Baladas · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8 December 2010 | Jason Deans
    West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin today gave Sarah Palin both barrels over her US TV reality show, accusing the contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination of shooting an animal "for political gain". Sorkin, writer of the recent Facebook movie The Social Network, also accused the Fox News contributor of making a "snuff film" after the latest episode of Sarah's Palin's Alaska featured the politician going hunting with her father and shooting a caribou. He described Palin as "deranged", a "witless bully" and a "phony pioneer girl". He also said The Learning Channel, the US cable network, "should be ashamed...
  • Obama's White House Is 'Too White'?

    07/27/2010 1:56:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    According to Maureen Dowd, Barack Obama's latest problem may be because he isn't black enough: "The Obama White House is too white. It has Barack Obama, raised in the Hawaiian hood and Indonesia, and Valerie Jarrett, who spent her early years in Iran. But unlike Bill Clinton, who never needed help fathoming Southern black culture, Obama lacks advisers who are descended from the central African-American experience, ones who understand 'the slave thing,' as a top black Democrat dryly puts it." Dowd continues: "The West Wing white guys who pushed to ditch Shirley Sherrod before Glenn Beck could pounce not only...
  • Team Obama's 'Real Time' Bureaucracy

    06/02/2010 4:38:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 203+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 02, 2010 | Brian Sussman
    Yesterday, the White House director of Energy and Climate Change Policy, Carol Browner, assured "Fox and Friends" host Gretchen Carlson that the Obama administration was "making decisions in real time" regarding the Gulf of Mexico oil leak. Browner further appeased Carlson by insisting that Team Obama had been on the leak "since day one" and that any complaints of government beadledom were unfounded. "There is no bureaucracy here," said Browner. The Energy Czarina went on to highlight two names from the "best minds in America" club that we keep hearing about in reference to stopping the British Petroleum (BP) gusher:...
  • Ed Schultz on Visiting White House: 'Almost a Shrine' - to Obama

    02/01/2010 8:53:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,519+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/1/10 | Jack Coleman
    Agreed, this doesn't come as much of a shock. What's surprising is that Schultz said "almost". Here's Schultz on his radio show Friday talking about meeting with Obama advisor David Axelrod at the White House the day before, along with fellow liberal radio host Bill Press and several other left-wing media types Schultz did not identify
  • The White House Has Become A Shrine To Obama

    02/02/2010 9:15:32 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 44 replies · 2,000+ views
    theobamafile ^ | 02/03/10 | theobamafile is reporting that Ed Schultz, on his radio show, talked about meeting with Obama advisor David Axelrod at the White House last week, along with fellow liberal radio host Bill Press and several other left-wing media types Schultz did not identify. Schultz: First of all you walk into the White House, in the West Wing, and there are picture all over, I mean everywhere! Of President Obama! I mean, of his life in the first year as president of the United States. Now I don't know if that's the way it is with every president, but it was almost...
  • The White House is a Shrine to Obama

    02/03/2010 5:59:58 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 41 replies · 2,291+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/03/10 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Ed Schultz, the liberal talk show host, recently visited the WH. He called it a shrine to Obama.
  • MSNBC's Ed Schultz Says the West Wing of the White House is a "Shrine" to Obama - Audio

    02/04/2010 11:04:31 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 981+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 4, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of MSNBC's Ed Schultz on radio saying that the West Wing of the White House has been turned into a "shrine" to President Obama. The audio has been accompanied by some creative slides put together by YouTube user RobtKraft.
  • Haven't we seen this election before?

    09/15/2008 8:43:43 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 165+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 15, 2008
    The Obama v McCain race for the White House has been run before - NBC's The West Wing pitted a charismatic, non-white Democrat against a maverick, experienced Republican. In the The West Wing's fictional 2006 election, actor Jimmy Smits played Latino presidential hopeful, Matthew Santos. He announced his intention to run with the words, "We live in cynical times, but hope is not up for debate there is only hope." Sounds familiar doesn't it? "Barack Obama was one of the people that I looked to draw upon," admits Smits. Just at the time that the Matt Santos character was being...
  • Exclusive: MENSA Chair Picks The 10 Smartest TV Shows Of All Time

    02/15/2008 2:39:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 494+ views
    Fancast ^ | February 13, 2008
    With television writers presumably the brains of the whole operation going back to work after their four-month strike, it seemed like the perfect question to ask: What are the smartest TV series of all time? Star Trek? Hill St. Blues? Taxi? West Wing? Boy Meets World? Fancast posed the question to Jim Werdell, Chairman of MENSA International, the worldwide organization for people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2 % of the population. In addition to a soaring intellect, the 63-year-old retired Northern California government official enjoys his TV. Werdell keeps his set...
  • Obama eyes the West Wing, not "The West Wing"

    02/14/2007 1:09:22 AM PST · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 675+ views
    CNN ^ | February 14, 2007 | Robert Yoon
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama unveiled the official name of his presidential campaign Monday in papers filed with the Federal Election Commission. Eschewing the traditional "Obama for President" moniker, the Illinois Democrat has opted instead for "Obama for America."Other presidential campaigns that have used the "[Candidate] for America" nomenclature include: * "Dean for America" (2004) -- Howard Dean (D-Vermont) * "Bartlet for America" (1999-2006) -- fictional TV president Josiah Bartlet (D-NBC's "The West Wing")
  • West Wing Goes Out With a Whimper

    05/15/2006 12:19:42 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 38 replies · 1,271+ views
    Braodcast and Cable ^ | 5/15/06 | Rebecca Stropoli
    NBCs The West Wing left office for good on Sunday night, airing the pilot episode at 7 and the shows final episode at 8, but the TV audience didnt vote it a ratings winner. The final airing of Wing scored just a 2.8 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen Fast Affiliate numbers, beating only The WBs Charmed (1.5/4) in the time slot. Originally, a clip show was going to air in the first hour, but the retrospective was scrapped in favor of the re-airing of the pilot (which earned a 1.7/6), reportedly for financial reasons. Wing...
  • West Wing Finale Thread! It's OVER!!!

    05/14/2006 6:12:46 PM PDT · by The Shrew · 111 replies · 3,653+ views
    NBC ^ | 05/14/06 | The Shrew
    It's finally over. The latest liberal diatribe about how liberals imagine the presidency is over. Gloating is welcome. Join in.
  • SUPRISE! [XXXXX] WINS 'WEST WING' PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION! [Spoiler Alert for the few that may care]

    04/09/2006 4:24:36 PM PDT · by edpc · 32 replies · 840+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Sun Apr 09 2006 18:11:08 ET | Drudge Exclusive
    The presidential election depicted Sunday night on NBC's 'WEST WING' would have had a different ending had it been held four months earlier. The reversal of fortune for Matt Santos -- the Democratic nominee, played by Jimmy Smits, who was the victor -- had nothing to do with any shift in opinion among voters or a liberal ideology of the show's writers and producers. No... Instead, Lawrence O'Donnell, an executive producer of the show, said he and his fellow writers had declared Santos the winner only after the death, in mid-December, of John Spencer, who portrayed Santos' running mate. At...
  • Helen Thomas' Washington: Superficial moves inside the West Wing

    03/30/2006 1:12:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 640+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/30/6 | Benny Evangelista
    The switch from Andrew Card to Joshua Bolten as President Bush's chief of staff is a "superficial," change, says veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas. Thomas, a columnist for Hearst Newspapers, and Marc Sandalow, The Chronicle's Washington D.C. bureau chief, also talk about Bush's position on the immigration debate. A reporter for more than 50 years, Thomas has covered the White House for United Press International since the Kennedy administration. Her front row seat in the White House briefing room has made her the president's chief interrogator through nine administrations.
  • The West Wing: Only A Hollywood Fantasy

    01/26/2006 1:54:06 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 1,363+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 26 January 2006 | Linda Chavez
    The West Wing is about to be demolished. No, not the edifice that is home to White House senior staff, but the television series that has aired on NBC since 1999. This week, NBC announced that the last episode will air on May 14. Like many viewers, I tuned out long ago. When Bill Clinton was still in office, there was something mildly amusing about the Hollywood fantasy version of what a White House should be. Josiah Bartlet was everything Bill Clinton wasn't: a devoted husband, a man who got down on his knees in the Oval Office only to...
  • Hotline: NBC cancels West Wing

    01/23/2006 12:41:55 PM PST · by pissant · 33 replies · 696+ views
    Boston herald ^ | 1/23/06 | staff
    The new president on The West Wing will be a real short-timer: NBC announced yesterday it was pulling the plug on the Emmy-winning political drama in May after seven seasons. Although this seasons story line with a presidential campaign involving a Democrat played by Jimmy Smits and Republican portrayed by Alan Alda has been strong critically, ratings have sunk with its move to Sunday nights. The decision to cancel it was made before actor John Spencer, who played former presidential chief of staff Leo McGarry, died of a heart attack Dec. 16, said Kevin Reilly, NBC entertainment president.
  • West Wing is leaving office; Book of Daniel likely dead

    01/23/2006 2:27:08 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 1,140+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | 1/23/06 | Alex Strachan
    PASADENA, California - My Name is Earl and The Office will be back for more. The West Wing, however, will leave office for good at the end of this season. NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly told reporters yesterday at the winter meeting of the Television Critics Association that Earl and The Office will return this fall with full, 22-episode seasons. The early announcement took many analysts by surprise, as the major U.S. networks usually don't tip their hand until the official fall programming announcements in May. Reilly said the network currently has "no plans" for Friends spin-off Joey, however. Joey...
  • NBC Cancels 'West Wing' After 7 Seasons

    01/22/2006 11:18:33 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 251 replies · 5,420+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/22/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    NBC Cancels Emmy-Winning 'West Wing' After Seven Seasons, Makes Several Midseason Moves PASADENA, Calif. Jan 22, 2006 The new president on "The West Wing" will be a real short-timer: NBC announced Sunday it was pulling the plug on the Emmy-winning political drama after seven seasons in May. NBC, struggling to regain its footing after the worst season in its history, also outlined several midseason schedule changes including the moves of popular dramas "Law & Order" and "Las Vegas." "The West Wing" announcement wasn't much of a surprise. Although this season's story line with a presidential campaign involving a Democrat...
  • 24 premiere racks up record numbers (The West Wing - record low ratings)

    01/17/2006 2:31:20 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 277 replies · 5,640+ views
    Ely Times & County ^ | 1/17/06 | Cynthia Littleton
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Bauers latest marathon workday got off to a good start Sunday, ratings-wise. The Fox drama "24" notched its most-watched episode ever with its fifth-season premiere as the first of two back-to-back episodes got a boost from a primetime overrun (in East Coast and Midwestern markets) of the NFLs NFC divisional playoff game between the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears. Airing from about 8:13-9:11 p.m. EST, the first episode of "24" averaged 17 million viewers and a 7.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic (demographic share data for Sunday were not available Monday because of...
  • Cloud of death over 'The West Wing'

    12/19/2005 10:28:56 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 49 replies · 2,045+ views
    MediaLifeMagazine ^ | 12/19/05 | Toni Fitzgerald
    The death on Friday of actor John Spencer, best known for his role as former White House chief of staff and current vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry on NBCs The West Wing, presents a major dilemma for both the series and NBC. Spencer, who died of a heart attack, was a longtime fixture at NBC, also appearing on the drama LA Law from 1990 to 1994. Like his Wing character, he was a recovering alcoholic, and he was one of the shows most popular characters for his honest portrayal of that problem. His death could not come at a worse...
  • John Spencer, Actor on "The West Wing" Dies of Heart Attack

    12/16/2005 2:51:50 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 139 replies · 4,418+ views
    Fox News Breaking ^ | December 16, 2005
    Actor John Spencer, whose latest stint has been on "The West Wing" has died in Los Angeles of a heart attack.
  • Poll results of West Wing Viewers under age 30 - A big swing to the right.

    11/08/2005 4:16:11 PM PST · by Stillwillin · 38 replies · 2,204+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 8, 2005 | Lisa de Moraes
    ...pollster Zogby yesterday, showing how much ground Smits's Santos lost to Alda's Vinick in the debate, despite obvious efforts to make Santos look heroic. Before the episode, viewers between 18 and 29 preferred Santos over Vinick, 54 percent to 37 percent. But after the debate, in which veteran Alda gutted pretty-boy Smits without him even knowing it, Vinick now leads among viewers under age 30, 56 percent to 42 percent.
  • Who Won the 'West Wing' Live Debate?

    11/07/2005 6:32:13 AM PST · by advance_copy · 87 replies · 2,587+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/7/05 | Frazier Moore
    NEW YORK - Who won the debate?
  • Life Not Quite Imitating Art: What the prez could learn from his West Wing addiction (barf alert!)

    11/04/2005 4:28:56 PM PST · by paudio · 3 replies · 208+ views
    LA weekly ^ | NOVEMBER 4 - 10, 2005 | NIKKI FINKE
    Leave it to Dubya to screen not only the wrong series (Fear Factor seems more his style), but the wrong year, since art is imitating life now that President Bartlets top staffers are suspected of leaking a national-security secret to a New York Times reporter. Still, its cool that were treated to something straight out of the third act of Nixon: presumably, a flickering TV screen in a darkened room where a swaggerless Bush slumps on the sofa in the White House private quarters, morosely munching pretzels (and trying not to trip and fall while choking on them). The question...
  • Al-Qaida Launches a Weekly News Show

    10/07/2005 12:47:12 PM PDT · by contemplator · 34 replies · 715+ views
    Der Spiegel Online ^ | 10/7/2005 | Yassin Mussarbash
    Terror videos have become almost commonplace. But now, al-Qaida has taken it one step further: download-ready "news broadcasts" on the Internet. The "Voice of the Caliphate" will be airing once a week. Two programs have already been shown. Terror on the TV. A "Voice of the Caliphate" masked newsreader, complete with weapon, koran and picture of Zarqawi. Not quite Dan Rather. "Good evening, and welcome to your program, 'The weekly news overview for the Muslim community.'" With this friendly greeting, the program begins. Their contrast to the image with which they're paired -- the anchor man is wearing a military...
  • Jeannine Garofalo lands role on "The West Wing"

    08/19/2005 12:26:23 AM PDT · by LarryDeRobio · 42 replies · 1,755+ views
    Fox News | 8/19/05
    Just heard on Fox News that Jeannine Garofalo will be joining the cast of "The West Wing," playing a political advisor. Wonderful, a woman who masquerades as a political analyst in real life will now be pretending to be a political advisor on television. Is this art imitating life or life imitating art, or just a bad acid trip? I guess she needed to pay the bills and someone threw her a bone in light of the problems over at Airhead America.
  • Commander-in-Chief, ABC Drama with Geena Davis as President

    07/28/2005 12:41:13 PM PDT · by Soliton · 80 replies · 5,618+ views
    ABC TV ^ | 07/28/05 | Soliton
    I just read the plot of this new show and watched the three clips on the site. Hollywierd has made the first woman President a Republican! But,of course, the evil Republican Party doesn't want her to take the job because SHE IS A WOMAN! You see she was VP when the Pres dies, but the evil Republican politicos want her to step down so Donald Southerland (M.A.S.H.), the whitest old guy imagineable, can have the job. Meanwhile, Davis is the greatest mom in the world with three kids and just wants to be taken seriously.
  • They'll Like Us When We Win!

    07/07/2005 11:50:08 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 6 replies · 167+ views
    The Home of Uncommons Sense ^ | 07/07/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    Last night I was watching a rerun of the West Wing when I heard words that caught my attention. But as I awoke this morning to the terrorist attacks in London, these same words sounded out like a clarion bell in my mind. Read More... Craig DeLuzVisit The Home of Uncommon Sense
  • (Latest Zogby) Poll: Santos (Jimmy Smits) leads Vinick (Alan Alda) to succeed President Bartlet.

    03/02/2005 9:37:02 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 24 replies · 746+ views ^ | 3/2/05
    Poll: Santos leads Vinick to succeed President Bartlet March 2, 2005, 11:51 AM EST UTICA, N.Y. -- Forget Clinton vs. McCain. In the race to occupy "The West Wing," Matt Santos is a lock to beat Arnie Vinick. Pollster John Zogby, who often asks Americans who they think will be elected the real president, wasn't interested in Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's chances against Republican John McCain in 2008. He had other candidates in mind _ those running to replace Democratic incumbent Josiah Bartlet on NBC-TV's "The West Wing." The Zogby International poll found Democratic Rep. Matthew Santos of Texas (played...
  • "President's wife" charged with drink driving

    01/26/2005 10:05:27 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 52 replies · 3,770+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 1/26/05 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Stockard Channing, who plays the fictional president's wife on the NBC political drama "The West Wing," has been charged with drunken driving, police say. Channing, 60, was stopped on a Los Angeles freeway last month in her black Porsche after driving through a roadblock by highway patrol officers to clear away an accident. Officers said they smelled alcohol on her breath and when she failed a sobriety test, she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. A February 9 court date has been set in the case. Channing, a prolific film and television...
  • Alda's Role As GOP Senator Surprises Some (compares new role as GOPer to his roles as a murderer)

    01/23/2005 12:27:39 PM PST · by ambrose · 46 replies · 1,378+ views
    AP ^ | 1/22/05
    Alda's Role As GOP Senator Surprises Some Jan 22, 6:33 PM (ET) LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Alda says he's constantly approached by people surprised at his portrayal of a conservative Republican senator on the TV show "The West Wing." "I was never asked that when I played a murderer," Alda said Friday. The NBC drama is setting up a long-running story line in which Alda will run for president against a Democrat portrayed by Jimmy Smits. The winner will be inaugurated on "The West Wing" a year from now. John Wells, the show's executive producer, said it has not...
  • NBC's The West Wing Prepping Ontario Shoot(Martin Sheen to Outsource Jobs!)

    11/26/2004 4:10:42 PM PST · by huac · 28 replies · 947+ views
    Hollywood North Report ^ | November 19th, 2004 | Michael Stevens
    "Martin Sheen's US President 'Jed Bartlet' will lead the cast and crew of NBC's The West Wing TV series to Ontario..."
  • NBC Flushes the Johns

    10/31/2004 8:50:01 PM PST · by ProudVet77 · 15 replies · 1,191+ views
    By an odd coincedence the NBC series "West Wing" has killed off 2 Johns. John Amos (who played the Admiral) and John Spencer (who played Leo McGarry) are both now gone from last years crew. Just a thought.
  • Will 'The West Wing' go Republican?

    10/14/2004 10:22:12 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 111 replies · 2,286+ views
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2004 | CNN
    Will 'The West Wing' go Republican? With Bartlet term's end in sight, producer thinks of future LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The prospect of a change in the White House tends to draw a strong reaction, pro or con. Not from "The West Wing" executive producer John Wells, though. He seems unfazed by the coming end of Democratic President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet's tenure -- and maybe even a Republican successor. "We were a year and a half into the administration when we started the show," Wells said of the NBC drama entering its sixth season. "We have term limits in...
  • TV Show "The Left Wing" gets even lefter... Alan Alda joins cast.

    08/23/2004 6:08:00 AM PDT · by HawkeyeLonewolf · 59 replies · 1,579+ views
    LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Alan Alda is returning to series television. The five-time Emmy winner will join the cast of NBC's White House drama "The West Wing" next season, playing a Republican from California with presidential aspirations. Also joining the series is Marley Shelton ("Uptown Girls"), who will play a former feature reporter mentored by Danny Concannon (Timothy Busfield) who becomes White House deputy press secretary.

    11/01/2001 8:15:48 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 72 replies · 337+ views
    Cinnamon Girl | Nov. 1, 2001 | Cinnamon Girl
    I saw "West Wing" for the first time last night and I HATED it. It's funny that Sorkin is in a panic about McCarthy era blacklisting because his show takes the cake for sledgehammer-style Communist propaganda. How can so many people be watching this nonsense? It is rated in the top 10, so obviously it's not just Democrats who are getting busy tuning in every week. It opened with the press secretary saying that the president would veto the repeal of the estate tax because that extra tax money is needed for "extraneous things like, oh, caring for the sick, ...
  • 'The West Wing' Goes Right Wing

    09/19/2003 3:51:41 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 97 replies · 324+ views ^ | 9-19-03
    Confronting sagging ratings, the producers of The West Wing plan to take a more bipartisan approach next season, focusing in initial episodes on the character portrayed by John Goodman, a conservative speaker of the House, who takes over as the country's leader. (In the season finale, which was repeated on Wednesday, the president, portrayed by Martin Sheen, temporarily steps down during an international crisis in which his daughter is kidnapped. Speaking to reporters during a conference call on Thursday, exec producer John Wells, who is taking over from creator/writer Aaron Sorkin, said that the views of a conservative Congress will...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 12.22.03

    12/22/2003 11:46:39 AM PST · by TruthNtegrity · 281 replies · 503+ views
    Yahoo,,Reuters,AssociatedPress | 12/22/03 | TruthNtegrity
    The President had a busy weekend. He called the President of China to thank him for his recent comments on Taiwan and they discussed by phone how to restart North Korea nuclear talks. During the conversation Saturday night, the two leaders made a favorable appraisal of Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to the United States this month. Hu told Pres. Bush he hoped the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can be realized through a way acceptable to all parties concerned. Sunday, after attending St. John's across the street from the White House, the President met with his Security Council...
  • "Mister Sterling" Cancelled (TV Guide)

    06/01/2003 11:03:12 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 25 replies · 267+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 5/31/03-6/6/03
    I finally got around to reading this week's issue of TV Guide. Pg. 46: Left-wing poop drama "Mister Sterling" has not been renewed. Also, Ted Danson (he and his wife, Mary Steenburgen, are major Clinton brown-nosers)'s show "Becker" has not been renewed, but could return in mid-season. With The West Wing's ratings dropping and Sorkin leaving, The West Wing could be the next show gone.
  • NY Post Confirms that NYT Columnist Mo Dowd & 'West Wing' Creator Aaron Sorkin Are an 'Item'

    05/30/2003 7:13:37 AM PDT · by ewing · 51 replies · 1,141+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 30, 2003 | Liz Smith
    The snappy New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd went on the record this week, answering those who asked her recently about whether she and 'West Wing' creator Aaron Sorkin are an item.Said the redhead: 'I never talk about my personal life. I dont even discuss it with the person I am dating.'But this is nothing new.Maureen has been giving me this feint for the last two years as I asked her this same question with regularity.For your info, I think the answer is yes. They are an item.
  • NYT's Maureen Dowd Dodges Lloyd Grove/Washington Post Query on Dating Aaron Sorkin of 'West Wing'

    05/23/2003 9:28:34 AM PDT · by ewing · 21 replies · 428+ views
    ABC News the Note ^ | May 23, 2003 | Mark Halperin
    Continuing our Washington Post/Lloyd Grove gossip thon we note that His Excellency tries to get MoDo (New York Times Columnist Marueen Dowd) to discuss AaSo. ('West Wing TV creator Aaron Sorkin)No go.'I never discuss my personal life. I don't even discuss it with the person I am dating.'Drip..Drip.. Drip..
  • 'West' May Be Forced To Wing It Next Season (WEST WING POLL, SHOULD IT STAY OR GO)

    05/07/2003 6:09:28 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 102 replies · 647+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2003 | Steve Johnson
    With Aaron Sorkin "voluntarily leaving" his show "The West Wing" and John Wells stepping in to replace him a Very Bad Sign for the future of the slipping NBC White House series it's probably now or never for the unveiling of my lyrics to the show's stately theme music. So here goes. It helps to read these while watching or, better, as I do, to sing them zestily aloud: "In D.C., there is a wing That's on the west side of a house It's not the east wing, or the south It's not the north wing, shut your...
  • 'West Wing' Creator Aaron Sorkin Leaving Series (What Will The Presidunce Do?)

    05/01/2003 4:06:40 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 14 replies · 223+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1 May, 2003
    LOS ANGELES Aaron Sorkin, creator of the Emmy-winning White House drama "The West Wing," is leaving the series after this season, he said Thursday. Sorkin, who was involved in writing most of the scripts for the NBC series, also served as executive producer. Thomas Schlamme, another executive producer, also is leaving. The show will continue with John Wells, another executive producer, in charge. Wells' other series include NBC's "ER" and "Third Watch."