Season 3, Episode 5 On the Day Before
First Aired: October 31, 2001
On a busy night at the White House, the President vetoes the estate-tax repeal and staffers scramble to counter the GOP's override threat. Meanwhile, Josh stares down a Democratic governor (Kevin Tighe) who's threatening to challenge Bartlet in the primaries; Charlie has been offered legal immunity in the MS matter and everyone urges him to take it; and C.J. has a difficult time with a local-TV reporter (Mary Mara) who isn't nearly as smart as she is aggressive.
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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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