Season 1, Episode 5 Human Error
First Aired: February 7, 2003
Sterling (Josh Brolin) spars with the INS to allow a Senate janitor (Diana-Maria Riva) awaiting her green card to return to the U.S. after visiting her dying mother in Guatemala. Elsewhere, Sterling breaks Senate protocol while trying to force a vote on a minimum-wage bill, and sees firsthand the Federal tax code's complexity when he does his own taxes. So he introduces a measure to force members of the Finance Committee to prepare their own returns. Commissioner Jarvis: Lawrence Pressman. Minority Leader: Gerald McRaney. Majority Leader: Randy Oglesby. Tommy: William Russ. Jackie: Audra McDonald. Leon: David Norona.
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- Premiered: January 10, 2003
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: A thoughtful political drama about a maverick senator who shakes things up in Washington, D.C., after being appointed to fill a vacancy created by the death of a scandal-plagued incumbent. 'Mister Sterling' never got to finish his term, having been dropped… (more)