The State Dinner
The West Wing Season 1

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Episode Info

While a gala state dinner for the leader of Indonesia is prepared for and transpires, the president (Martin Sheen) and his staff must deal with numerous sensitive situations. Federal agents are involved in an armed standoff with a group of extremists who are holding hostages, a powerful hurricane is coming down on a Naval vessel, and Teamsters are threatening to strike. Danny Concannon (Timothy Busfield) flirts with Press Secretary C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney), Sam (Rob Lowe) spots his call-girl girlfriend at the dinner on the arm of a politician, and Josh, Toby, and C.J. attempt to get a request granted from an Indonesian official. This episode marks the first appearance of Stockard Channing as First Lady Abigail Bartlet.

Cast & Crew

Martin Sheen
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
John Spencer
Chief of Staff Leo McGarry
Rob Lowe
Sam Seaborn
Bradley Whitford
Dep. Chief of Staff Josh Lyman
Richard Schiff
Communications Dir. Toby Ziegler
Allison Janney
Press Secretary Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Moira Kelly
Mandy Hampton
Dulé Hill
Charlie Young
Stockard Channing
Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet
Timothy Busfield
Danny Concannon
John Kapelos
Seymour Little
Steve Rankin
High Rank FBI Officer 2
Jeff Williams
Harold Lewis
Kathryn Joosten
Mrs. Landingham
Aaron Sorkin
Executive Producer
Thomas Schlamme
Executive Producer
John Wells
Executive Producer
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