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The celebrated ensemble drama following a U.S. president and his staff as they set public policy and face personal problems in a `parallel universe' (as one of the series' executive producers called it) that can be remarkably similar to the real one. An Em (more…)

Premiered: September 22, 1999

Rating: TV-14

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Season 5, Episode 4 Han

First Aired: October 22, 2003

On the day that Rep. “Bingo Bob” Russell (Gary Cole) is confirmed as vice president, a North Korean pianist visiting the White House tells the president he wants to defect. His timing could be better: the State Department is holding secret nuclear-arms talks with the Koreans and the defection could upset them. Meanwhile, the staffers search for “language” to describe the softening economy and Will (Joshua Malina) is at a loss for words as he tries to write remarks praising Bingo Bob.

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