|Dulé Hill as||Charlie (Charles) Young||Personal Aide to the President|
|Allison Janney as||C.J. (Claudia Jean) Cregg||Press Secretary|
|Joshua Malina as||Will (William) Bailey||Deputy Communications Director|
|Janel Moloney as||Donna (Donnatella) Moss||Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff|
|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|
|Thom Barry as||Mark Richardson||Congressman / Black Caucus|
|Matt McCoy as||Tom Landis||Congressman|
|James Morrison as||Colonel Jessie Weiskopf||AF1 Crew Member|
|NiCole Robinson as||Margaret||Hooper (last name) /
Assistant to Chief of Staff
|George Wyner as||Congressman Simmel|
|Gregory Jbara as||Congressman Segal|
|Mindy Seeger as||Chris||Reporter|
|Charles Noland as||Steve||Reporter|
|Randolph Brooks as||Arthur||Leeds (last name) / Reporter|
|Timothy Davis-Reed as||Mark||O'Donnell (last name) / Reporter|
|Kris Murphy as||Katie||Witt (last name) / Reporter|
|Ron Ostrow as||John||Reporter|
|William Duffy as||Larry||Congressional Liaison|
|Peter James Smith as||Ed||Congressional Liaison|
|Aaron Kleven as||Bill||Richardson's Aide|
Josh and Leo tossed around baytalk such as "non-point sources" (a.k.a. pollution resulting from rainfall running over land), and sounded like they knew what they were talking about.
In the end, though, the Chesapeake Bay funding was dropped, a victim of politics.
Yes, folks, even on television, the bay gets dissed.
One local environmentalist couldn't help but chuckle at that fictional "$18 million."
The Chesapeake Bay Commission has estimated that cleaning up the bay will cost $19 billion.
"'The West Wing' was off by a rather significant factor," said Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. "We really need to think about billions, not millions, to save the Chesapeake Bay."
"Sources say: A look behind the scenes"
by Staff Reports
April 8, 2003