The West Wing

Season 3 Episode 19

The Black Vera Wang

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 08, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Leo and Fitzwallace make two fairly large errors when discussing the possibility that Dover Air Base, Fort Meyer and the White House are possible terror targets.

      First, on the map, all three locations have the same longitude and latitude coordinates, which would put them all on top of each other. As Leo is a former pilot and Fitzwallace is a Navy man, both should have realized instantly that these long/lat coordinates were wrong.

      Following are the correct long/lat indicators:

      39'07Œ42 N,75'27Œ53 W Dover Air Force Base

      38'52Œ49 N,77'4Œ47 W Fort Meyer

      38'53Œ51.61 N,77'2Œ11.58 W The White House

      Second, the long/lat indicators on the maps, 29'30Œ N, 45'45Œ E, are coordinates at a location roughly 130 miles east of Kuwait, and obviously not on the North American continent like the three locations should be. Coincidentally, if the latitude coordinate was changed to west instead of east, it would put all three "targets" in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.