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Live from the ATX Television Festival, a panel discussion looking back at The West Wing. With Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Melissa Fitzgerald, and Joshua Malina, moderated by Lawrence O’Donnell. footnotes — Justice for Vets PSA video New York Times article on the ATX Festival, including the West Wing reunion. [ download ]

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Apr 07, 2016
Bartlet for ATX: The West Wing Cast Is Reuniting This Summer
Plus: ATX Festival is also hosting a Rescue Me panel and reuniting the cast of Ugly Betty.
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R.I.P.
Mar 23, 2016
The White Shadow Star Ken Howard Dies at 71
Howard was also the boss of 30 Rock's Kabletown and the president of SAG-AFTRA.
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dibs on the recliner
Nov 26, 2015
8 Turkey Day-themed TV Episodes Worth Revisiting This Thanksgiving
One thing we're thankful for this year is the bounty of classic Thanksgiving-themed television at our fingertips.
Emmy-winning actor John Spencer dies of heart attack at age 58.
Dec 17, 2005
West Wing actor dies

John Spencer, who played Leo McGarry on the NBC drama The West Wing, died Friday in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a heart attack, Associated Press reports. He was a week shy of his 59th birthday.

Spencer won an Emmy for his portrayal of Leo McGarry, the White House Chief of Staff under President Jeb Bartlet (Martin Sheen) on the long-running drama The West Wing. In a bitter irony, the character of McGarry suffered a heart attack in the 2004 season, which caused him to leave his White House post. In the current season, Democratic hopeful Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) picked McGarry to be his vice presidential running mate.

Spencer was born John Speshock on December 20, 1946, in the industrial city of Paterson, New Jersey, to working-class parents. As a child he attended the prestigious Professional Children's High School ...

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let sorkin be sorkin
Nov 10, 2014
The Newsroom's Aaron Sorkin Says He's Done With Television
In a new interview, the creator of The West Wing has announced his intent to break up with the medium for good.
Aaron Sorkin drama is on the chopping block.
Oct 30, 2006
Studio 60 getting the axe?

The curtain is closing on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

The expensive NBC drama about a fictional late-night comedy show, from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, was the most buzzed-about new show of the fall season, but it hasn't lived up to the hype. The show's premiere was mediocre, earning 13.4 million viewers and coming in second in its time slot against CSI: Miami, and the series has since dipped to third in its time period, with 7.7 million viewers.

Studio 60's low numbers are made worse by the fact that its lead-in is new hit Heroes, the highest-rated new show of the fall season. Heroes earned 14.3 million viewers last week.

The peacock ordered three more scripts for Studio 60, but that doesn't mean they will make it to ...

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America! F Yeah!
Jul 03, 2014
7 Fantastically Fun Shows Worth Binge Watching This Fourth of July Weekend
Instead of spending Independence Day in the ER, try watching these totally addicting shows instead.
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Nov 02, 2010
TV Tearjerkers: Episodes That Make Us Cry
The TV.com staff recalls the episodes make them go all weepy-eyed. Bring a hanky, we'll be your shoulder to cry on!
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Aug 09, 2013
What is the Best West Wing Finale?
With Sorkin at the helm for the first four seasons, his finales are the clear favorites. Season 7 stands out as a dark horse contender...
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Episode 22 Season 7
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Institutional Memory
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Episode 20 Season 7
The Last Hurrah
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4.30.2006
Episode 19 Season 7
Transition
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4.23.2006
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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 presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life. The first six seasons focused on the administration of President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (Martin Sheen). The seventh and final season transitioned to the 2006 Presidential Election between Democrat Congressman Mathew Vincente Santos of Houston, Texas (Jimmy Smits) and Republican Senator Arnold Vinick of California (Alan Alda). Broadcast History: Seasons 1-6: NBC, Wednesdays, 9:00pm EST Season 7: NBC, Sundays, 8:00pm EST Theme Music: The theme tune is an original composition by W.G. Snuffy Walden. There is a CD available of his work, which includes not only a suite from The West Wing, but also his music from Felicity, Once and Again, & thirtysomething, plus other non-TV compositions. Walden can be contacted at his official website wgsnuffywalden.com. Awards: As of October 24, 2008: The show and its stars have won 26 Primetime Emmys, 1 ADG Award, 2 ALMA Awards, 2 Artios Awards, 2 ASC Awards, 1 Banff Rockie Award, 2 CAS Award, 1 Christopher Award, 2 DGA Awards, 1 Eddie Award, 2 Family Television Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 4 Golden Laurel Awards, 5 Golden Satellite Awards, 3 Humanitas Awards, 2 Imagen Awards, 2 Peabody Awards, 1 Prism Award, 6 SAG Awards, 2 Shine Awards, 4 Television Critics Association Awards, 3 TV Guide Awards, 3 Viewers for Quality Television Awards, 2 WGA Awards and 2 Wilbur Awards. The show has been nominated for a total of 93 Primetime Emmys and holds the record for the most Emmys won in a single season for a single show which is 9 (for its first season). The show also was named 1 of the 10 AFI TV Programs of the Year, received 1 Special Recognition from GLAAD Media Awards and 4 Commendations from the Prism Awards. Syndication: Airs all the time on Bravo (which is also part of the NBC Universal empire) and in some local areas during the "midnight hours." DVD Releases: All seven seasons have been released in all regions. There was complete series box set released in November 2006.moreless
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