|Rob Lowe as||Sam (Samuel Norman) Seaborn||Deputy Communications Director|
|Stockard Channing as||Abbey (Abigail Ann) Bartlet M.D.||First Lady|
|Dulé Hill as||Charlie (Charles) Young||Personal Aide to the President|
|Allison Janney as||C.J. (Claudia Jean) Cregg||Press Secretary|
|Janel Moloney as||Donna (Donnatella) Moss||Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff|
|Richard Schiff as||Toby (Tobias Zachary) Ziegler||Communications Director|
|John Spencer as||Leo Thomas McGarry||Chief of Staff|
|Bradley Whitford as||Josh (Joshua) Lyman||Deputy Chief of Staff|
Martin Sheen as
|Jed (Josiah Edward) Bartlet||President of the United States|
|Special Guest Stars|
|Oliver Platt as||Oliver Babish||White House Counsel|
|Ron Silver as||Bruno Gianelli||Campaign Strategist|
|Hal Holbrook as||Albie Duncan||Assistant Secretary of State|
|Anna Deavere Smith as||Dr. Nancy McNally||National Security Advisor|
|Connie Britton as||Connie Tate||Campaign Strategist|
|Valerie Mahaffey as||Tawny Cryer|
|Gregalan Williams as||Robbie Mosley||Military Officer|
|Kim Webster as||Ginger||Assistant to Communications' Director|
|Devika Parikh as||Bonnie||Communications' Aide|
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Dennis Cockrum as||Officer|
|Rick Cramer as||Officer|
At the time of the attack [September 11, 2001], Aaron was in the middle of writing the 6th episode of the season. A Halloween ep. He immediately stopped writing and tossed the script. He said that it didn't feel right to write. That all of a sudden what artists and writers did seemed "despicably silly."
fortunately, he informed the audience that they're having no trouble bringing the funny on set now. apparently the episode they're working on currently is going to be quite humourous. speaking of that...he's not even a full script ahead..he's scenes ahead...he's literally writing this ep as they go. no pressure.
Posted at AaronSorkin@yahoogroups.com
October 6, 2001
Notes from Sublime Primetime : An Evening with Emmy-Nominated Writers
Stockard told ET she injured her foot while exercising [hiking]. She's now wheelchair-bound, with four pins and a metal plate in her ankle. But not to worry -- she won't miss a single taping of "West Wing." Writers are working her injury into the story line! "The first lady fell and broke her ankle, it's really quite simple!" Stockard [Channing] revealed.
"What Girls Learn"
October 11, 2001
CHEERS to remembering TV history. The November 14 episode of NBC's The West Wing made an inside joke when guest Hal Holbrook, as an assistant secretary of state, was called in when a U.S. submarine disappeared. Recalling the 1968 capture by North Koreans of the USS Pueblo, Holbrook growled, "I was there." And so, in a way, he was. Holbrook won two Emmy awards in 1974 for his performance as a captain in Pueblo, a TV-movie about the disaster. Yes, two Emmy Awards -- Actor of the Year: Special and Outstanding Actor in a Drama Special. Who said things were simpler then?
"Cheers and Jeers"
December 3, 2001
TV Guide Online
I was in the middle of writing our sixth episode on September 11. I was about halfway through. These scripts are written very close to production. There isn't a bank of scripts. In other words, we were in the middle of shooting the fifth episode while I was in the middle of writing the sixth episode. And I threw it out immediately. It wasn't that there was anything objectionable. There weren't any bombs. It was just wrong. It was a Halloween episode and everybody was yukking it up a little bit. And I was kind of paralyzed. I was like everybody. I didn't know what to write. It didn't feel right to write.
"Sorkin On 9/11"
by Aaron Sorkin
If you asked most people around here they'd tell you that "Gone Quiet" was the weakest show we've done. It was the only episode that USA Today has liked this season. - Aaron "Benjamin" Sorkin
Posted at televisionwithoutpity.com Forum
by Aaron "Benjamin" Sorkin
February 11, 2002