Additional cast includes Marlee Matlin, who plays political consultant Joey Lucas, and is one of the few times an actual deaf person is cast in a major television program, and Mary-Louise Parker as feminist spokesperson/First Lady's Chief of Staff Amy Gardner.As per Sorkin's style, the show is wall-to-wall dialogue.I don't know whose ass he was kissin' there, 'cause I think you're just vindictive."We jumped out from behind bushes, while the British came down the road in their bright red jackets, but never has a war been so courteously declared.
The characters spend the entirety of every episode having lengthy, pointed arguments about real concerns such as public education, foreign aid and gun control, in a style of patter which carefully balances sober and didactic with nutty and didactic.
All sides of an issue are covered (the show even gave the reason for the US Navy's infamous four-hundred-dollar ashtrays), although the show still has a distinctly liberal bias, with more than a few Republicans being portrayed as arrogant and out of touch.
It did get a fair bit of criticism from conservatives for this, but many saw it as the best attempt to date to try to be a truly fair and balanced drama about Washington, D. The show is notorious for the Walk and Talk — to create the illusion of activity in the midst of all this discussion, the characters constantly walk around the White House as they talk, despite the fact that they rarely have any place to go.
Its nickname on Television Without Pity was "pedeconferencing", which was also picked up by Sorkin and Schlamme, among others. The characters played by Rob Lowe and Moira Kelly never officially left, they merely were never seen again, despite the fact that Lowe in particular was an integral part of the White House social order (and had just had a running plot which gave him a perfect way out).
Artists Glexis Novoa, Celia y Yunior, Antonio Fernndez "Tonel" and Javier Castro will produce new works, in sculpture, painting, drawing, installation and video, that consider the changes, or "no changes," that the political and diplomatic developments have wrought in their personal lives and in Cuban society.
, a nationwide, year-long public art project featuring a serialized commission of flags created by acclaimed artists and presented by New York-based public art nonprofit Creative Time.
I'm writing letters, on your behalf to the parents of the kids who were killed today. This is why good people hate us, this, right here, this thing...
And if you proceed with this line of questioning, I will resign this committee and wait in the tall grass for you Congressman, because you are killing the party. She bought her first new car and you hit her with a drunk driver. "You can't conceive, nor can I, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God," says Graham Greene.
Bartlet: There's a promise that I ask everyone who works here to make: never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world. The real focus, however, is on his smart and dedicated staff, who roam the White House endlessly discussing the pressing political issues of the moment.
Multiple-Emmy-award-winning political drama (1999-2006) created by Aaron Sorkin, starring Martin Sheen as the idealized President of the United States, nerdily intellectual Democrat Jed Bartlet.
The writers have said they based Santos on then-Senator Obama after the latter's speech at the 2004 National Democratic Convention.