Season 5, Episode 19 Talking Points

First Aired: April 21, 2004

On a day the president is to travel to Brussels to sign a trade pact, Josh learns that a U.S. tech firm will outsource 17,000 jobs to India. Meanwhile, C.J. tries to get reluctant reporters to write about an FCC media-consolidation ruling that smells fishy to her; Josh and Donna are feuding; and Bartlet has an awkward discussion about U.S.-French relations with a new NSC deputy (Mary McCormack). Richard Schiff directed.

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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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