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The West Wing Season 5

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On the eve of the President's controversial trade summit meeting in Brussels, Josh is troubled when he learns that Bartlet will reverse his position concerning the loss of American jobs to foreign nations. C.J. is frustrated with a new Federal Communications Commission ruling allowing multimedia companies increased ownership of TV stations. Meanwhile, the administration tries to downplay job-loss statistics, and Donna tells Josh about her dissatisfaction with her limited role on his staff. During all of this, Bartlet meets Kate Harper (recurring guest star MARY McCORMACK - "K Street," "Private Parts"), the brash, new deputy national security advisor.

Cast & Crew

Martin Sheen
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
Bradley Whitford
Dep. Chief of Staff Josh Lyman
John Spencer
Chief of Staff Leo McGarry
Richard Schiff
Communications Dir. Toby Ziegler
Allison Janney
Press Secretary Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Dulé Hill
Charlie Young
Stockard Channing
Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet
Lily Tomlin
Deborah Fiderer
John Amos
Percy Fitzwallace
Sam Robards
Greg Brock
Steven Culp
Speaker of the House Jeff Haffley
Joshua Malina
Will Bailey
John Wells
Executive Producer
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