Season 2, Episode 1 In the Shadow of Two Gunmen

First Aired: October 4, 2000

Part 1 of two. The Bartlet administration is in chaos---an assassination attempt has left the White House (not to mention the country) reeling. Who was hit? Was anyone killed? Who did it? And why? The episode includes flashbacks detailing how the administration came to be. Oh, and one more thing: there's a downed fighter pilot in Iraq. National Security Adviser: Anna Deavere Smith.

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  • Premiered: September 22, 1999
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: 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)

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