|Rob Lowe as||Sam (Samuel Norman) Seaborn||Deputy Communications Director|
|Dulé Hill as||Charlie (Charles) Young||Personal Aide to the President|
|Allison Janney as||C.J. (Claudia Jean) Cregg||Press Secretary|
|Richard Schiff as||Toby (Tobias Zachary) Ziegler||Communications Director|
|John Spencer as||Leo Thomas McGarry||Chief of Staff|
|Bradley Whitford as||Josh (Joshua) Lyman||Deputy Chief of Staff|
Martin Sheen as
|Jed (Josiah Edward) Bartlet||President of the United States|
|Special Guest Star
Stockard Channing as
|Abbey (Abigail Ann) Bartlet M.D.||First Lady|
|Amy Aquino as||Rep. Becky (Rebecca) Reeseman||Congresswoman|
|Timothy Busfield as||Danny (Daniel) Concannon||(Washington Post) Reporter|
|Nadia Dajani as||Lilli Mays||First Lady's Chief of Staff|
|Jorja Fox as||Gina Toscano||Special Agent|
|Janel Moloney as||Donna (Donnatella) Moss||Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff|
|Elisabeth Moss as||Zoey Patricia Bartlet||Bartlets' youngest daughter|
|Rolonda Watts as||Melissa||TV Interviewer|
|Richard Fancy as||Congressman #1|
|Kathleen Garret as||Congresswoman #2|
|Brandon Hammond as||Jeffrey Morgan||Anti Child Labor Activist|
|Kathryn Joosten as||Mrs. Landingham||President's Secretary /
Delores (first name)
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Kim Webster as||Ginger||Assistant to Communications Director|
|Ivan Allen as||Newscaster||Roger Salier|
|Joe O'Connor as||Congressman #3||Calhoun|
|Roger Eschbacher as||Intelligence Officer #1|
|David A. Kimball as||Intelligence Officer #2|
|Julie Pop as||Aide|
|Kris Murphy as||Katie||Witt (last name) / Reporter|
|Catherine Schreiber as||Segment Producer|
|Mindy Seeger as||Reporter #2||Chris|
|Charles Noland as||Steve||Reporter|
|Laura Henry as||Woman #1||Michigan Women's Democratic Caucus Reception|
|Valeri Ross as||Woman #2||Michigan Women's Democratic Caucus Reception|
"There's a first-year enthusiasm on this show. The people here really care about it--that's hard to find," - Ken Olin
It is 1 p.m. and pouring in unrelenting sheets on the Warner backlot. "West Wing" has moved into a diner to shoot a scene between presidential minder Charlie (played by Dulé Hill) and presidential daughter Zoey (Elizabeth Moss). Sorkin was supposed to have been writing episode 18 for an hour by now, but instead he is here, furiously chewing gum and watching with evident pleasure. He can't resist hearing his dialogue come to life.
The camera's on Charlie, who is listening to Zoey explain why they can't go out Saturday night, how it's too dangerous, there have been death threats. Charlie starts reading from Zoey's college text about race-based restrictions from the past. "Cut!" Olin shouts, and Sorkin leans over, offering a suggestion for Hill. Then he's off: "I'll be back," he says, and heads for the door. "Where you going?" challenges Olin good-naturedly, knowing very well that Sorkin is headed to check on his other baby, "Sports Night," being shot over at the Disney lot. "Just remember what you said," Olin shouts after him--"They're the Miata. We're the Maserati!"
"Art Meets Politics"
by Sharon Waxman
March 8, 2000
Sorkin ... discovered he was seated at the same table with Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan at Saturday's [White House Correspondents' Association] dinner. A few episodes back, Sorkin gave his Federal Reserve chief a heart attack.
"Greenspan," Sorkin said, "was just a little bit put out by that."
"Will the Real President Please Stand Up?"
by Jennifer Frey with Roxanne Roberts and Lloyd Grove
May 1, 2000
"Alan Greenspan was troubled because, about two months ago, I killed the Fed chair with a heart attack and nobody on the show gave a damn that the guy was dead." - Aaron Sorkin
"'West Wing' checks out real thing"
by Globe Staff
May 6, 2000
Gene Sperling, [former] head of the National Economic Council and Washington's uber-wonk, sought out executive story editor Lawrence O'Donnell to talk about an episode involving the Federal Reserve chairman.
"You Could Call It the Wonk Wing"
by Jay Branegan
May 15, 2000
"I go to lunch at the gym every day to keep my energy up. And Aaron has always been fascinated. 'How can you do that? You work so hard, how can you go to the gym at lunch'? he'll ask. The next thing I know, I get an episode where Sam's at the gym." - Rob Lowe
"How the West Has Won"
by Robert Schork and Deanna Barnett
April 3, 2001
Soap Opera Weekly
Dirty little secret: Has crush on Alan Greenspan. "There's something kind of mythical about him," Moloney says. "He's so powerful. He and his wife watch the show. And I just thought, 'My God, Alan Greenspan is sitting on Wednesday nights watching me on TV.' " - Janel Moloney
May 14, 2006