|Stockard Channing as||Abbey (Abigail Ann) Bartlet M.D.||First Lady|
|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||Vice President's Chief of Staff|
|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|
|Special Guest Stars|
|Mary McCormack as||Kate (Katherine) Harper||Deputy National Security Advisor|
Lily Tomlin as
|Debbie (Deborah) Fiderer||President's Secretary|
|Michael O'Neill as||Ron Butterfield||Head of POTUS' Secret Service detail|
|Reed Diamond as||Dr. Mike Gordon||Army Major|
|Wilson Cruz as||Jack Sosa||Asst. Press Secretary for Domestic Policy|
|Brent Huff as||Agent Broder||Secret Service|
|Beau Billingslea as||Agent Velasquez||Secret Service|
|Tracey Costello as||Agent Moody||Secret Service|
|Jamison Yang as||Agent Lee||Secret Service|
|Melette LeBlanc-Cabot as||Nurse|
One student asked when Josh and Donna will get together (to some applause); Goffman told us to watch the last three episodes of the season, as the show will be "playing this out" -- he may have mentioned the first two S6 eps too, but don't quote me. That being said, Goffman continued, the convention in the business is that once the characters kiss, it's tough to continue the storyline -- and he didn't leave the impression that such a resolution was imminent. But *that* being said, he noted that he knew that a story can't be drawn out indefinitely. "But, yeah, I think they have great chemistry," he concluded.
Posted at televisionwithoutpity.com Forum
April 24, 2004
Notes from seminar at Harvard with Mark Goffman
If you caught Wednesday's "West Wing" episode on NBC, you heard characters mention the "Post-Intelligencer" three times. While they never said Seattle in front of that, we're guessing it's us.
Otherwise, there's the Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer, or a newsletter for cat owners, the Scratching Post-Intelligencer. Nor is it the first time the P-I has been mentioned on the show.
This week, the story line had press secretary C.J. Cregg asking executive assistant Donna Moss whether she was going out for a drink with a Post-Intelligencer reporter. While we do have a Washington correspondent -- Charles Pope -- we can report that he's married.
P-I reporter Wyatt Buchanan is on temporary assignment in D.C., and though he's single, he says he hasn't done anything that might inspire such dialogue.
"P-I mentioned on 'West Wing'"
April 30, 2004
"To be nominated with Stockard (Channing) is just really thrilling," said Janel Moloney, who, along with Channing received a supporting actress nomination for her work on "The West Wing."
...Moloney credited the nom to the show's writers. "I had such wonderful storylines this year, and I think I had a chance to do as much as I could with my roles," she said. "So maybe that is what it has to do with more than anything is the writing and the storylines."
"Famous faces with their eyes on the Emmy prize"
by Addie Morfoot
July 15, 2004