Season 2, Episode 4 In This White House
First Aired: October 25, 2000
The West Wing gets a right winger as young Republican lawyer Ainsley Hayes (Emily Procter) signs on as Associate White House Counsel. She's offered the job at the insistence of the President, after he sees her demolish Sam on a TV talk show. Meanwhile, the president (Zakes Mokae) of an AIDS-ravaged African country visits the White House and spars with drug-company executives.
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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)