Season 5, Episode 12 Slow News Day

First Aired: February 5, 2004

A late-night brainstorm sets Toby on a hush-hush mission to “save” Social Security. But touching that “political third rail” is always risky, particularly on a slow news day, when reporters are scrounging for stories. Meanwhile, Ryan (Jesse Bradford) hits on a method to wrangle initiatives from the policy staff. Senator Gaines: Josef Sommer. Senator Brainerd: Kate Burton. Senator Turner: Michael Nouri.

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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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