Season 7, Episode 6 The Al Smith Dinner
First Aired: October 30, 2005
Donna joins the Santos campaign---hired by Lou Thornton, not Josh---in an episode dominated by abortion politics. An attack ad on Santos by a pro-life group puts Vinick in a bind: the furious Santos wants Vinick to repudiate it or “the gloves are off.” But the pro-choice Vinick will offend the GOP's right wing if he does. Meanwhile, Will takes Toby's old job, and runs into a buzz saw over the NASA leak in press briefings. Lou: Janeane Garofalo. Sheila: Patricia Richardson. Bruno: Ron Silver.
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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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