The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 12

Slow News Day

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2004 on NBC
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Toby gets Jed's support to seize a controversial window of opportunity to save Social Security, but is hampered by Jed's mandate to keep the operation under wraps; desperate to feed the press corps beast on a glacially slow news day, C.J. meets with an attache to discuss cabbage imports, and has a little fun with a particularly dense reporter; Josh's brainstorm to help Will burnish Bob Russell's presentation problems and a persistent reporter endanger Toby's attempts to broker a deal on the Hill; Rina finds a friend in Donna, and Josh isn't too happy about it; Toby is saved from having to fall on his sword when Josh and Jed devise a plan to rescue his deal from certain disaster.moreless

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Joaquim de Almeida

Joaquim de Almeida

Carlos Carrio

Guest Star

Josef Sommer

Josef Sommer

Steve Gaines

Guest Star

Michael Nouri

Michael Nouri

Roy Turner

Guest Star

Melissa Fitzgerald

Melissa Fitzgerald

Carol Fitzpatrick

Recurring Role

Melissa Marsala

Melissa Marsala

Rina

Recurring Role

Mindy Seeger

Mindy Seeger

Chris

Recurring Role

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