Episode Info

It's Thanksgiving time at the Bartlet White House, and the spirit of the holiday is in the air when a group of Chinese Christians wash up in the United States seeking asylum. As the president considers what to do with them, CJ has a struggle of her own on her hands when she's assigned the task of picking which of two turkeys will have its life spared in the traditional presidential pardon. Meanwhile, Charlie struggles to find a carving knife to fit the president's fickle taste and Leo protests against the proposed appointment of his sister to a high-profile government job.


Martin Sheen
as President Josiah Bartlet
Rob Lowe
as Sam Seaborn
John Spencer
as Leo McGarry
Richard Schiff
as Toby Ziegler
Allison Janney
as C.J. Cregg
Janel Moloney
as Donna Moss
Deborah Hedwall
as Josephine McGarry
Henry O
as Jhin Wei
Sam Anderson
as John La Salle
F. William Parker
as Al Caldwell
Annie Corley
as Mary Marsh
Jonah Rooney
as Morton Horn
Al Rodrigo
as Commander Cale
Charles Noland
as Reporter No. 1
Timothy Davis-Reed
as Reporter No. 2
Ivar Brogger
as Aide No. 1
Cameron Daddo
as Aide No. 2
Rich Cooper
as Aide No. 3
John Prosky
as Aide No. 4
Sharon Omi
as Gardner
Kathryn Joosten
as Mrs. Landingham
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