The West Wing
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First Impressions Count: The Importance of TV Pilots | 7 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

It’s one of entertainment's must cutthroat tryouts. The modern TV viewer knows what they want. Failure to deliver on such expectations can spell doom for a new program.

Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe | 10 Oct 2007 // 6:00 PM

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.

//Columns

In America, Imagination is a Third Party: The Presidency in Fiction | 10 Jan 2013 // 5:25 PM

Fiction lets us to explore our weirdest speculations and darkest fears about the person who sits in the White House. Is reality, under America's current president, worse than fiction?

//Reviews

The West Wing | 15 Nov 2005 // 7:00 PM

There are growing overlaps between politics, news, and entertainment. Hard news has taken a back seat to feature journalism and talk shows, real politics to realpolitik.

The West Wing | 31 Oct 2004 // 7:00 PM

The West Wing has locked itself into philosophical stasis, determined to air its liberal credentials via Bartlett and his staff yet equally determined never to challenge the status quo.

//Blogs

The Government Shutdown: Only on Television | 25 Apr 2011 // 1:00 AM

President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid managed to negotiate a compromise with the Republicans just two hours before a shutdown would have occurred. President Obama didn't have it as easy as The West Wing's Jed Bartlet.

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