The West Wing

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 Emmy juggernaut (four Best Drama awards in its first four seasons) as well as a Peabody winner, `Wing (more…)

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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