TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama
Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.
Janel Moloney originally auditioned for the part of CJ Cregg.
President Josiah Bartlet:
Several times characters refer to military hardware by incomplete names; for example: "AIM Sidewinder" missile instead of AIM-9 Sidewinder (as well as saying A-I-M rather than saying the word "aim"), "AH Apache" helicopter instead of AH-64 Apache.
Episode titles are usually the first thing shown on screen (after recaps). This is one of the only American series to show episode titles before its opening credits.
The first airing of the episode "20 Hours in America" contained a scene between President Bartlet and the First Lady in which they good-naturedly tease each other, calling each other Medea and Jackass. This scene was not included in subsequent reruns because of commercial limitations and was also not included on the DVD.