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 3, Episode 9 The Women of Qumar

First Aired: November 28, 2001

It's C.J. vs. the rest of the senior staff---and the President---over whether to make public the possibility of an outbreak of mad-cow disease. C.J. is also up in arms about arms sales to a Persian Gulf state known for its poor treatment of women. Meanwhile, Josh tangles with a women's-group lobbyist over wording in a treaty concerning prostitution; Toby meets with veterans upset about the content of a Pearl Harbor exhibition; and Sam's concerned about a lawsuit against the President.

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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