The West Wing: The State Dinner (1999)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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While a gala state dinner for the leader of Indonesia is prepared for and transpires, the president (Martin Sheen) and his staff must deal with numerous sensitive situations. Federal agents are involved in an armed standoff with a group of extremists who are holding hostages, a powerful hurricane is coming down on a Naval vessel, and Teamsters are threatening to strike. Danny Concannon (Timothy Busfield) flirts with Press Secretary C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney), Sam (Rob Lowe) spots his call-girl girlfriend at the dinner on the arm of a politician, and Josh, Toby, and C.J. attempt to get a request granted from an Indonesian official. This episode marks the first appearance of Stockard Channing as First Lady Abigail Bartlet.

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White-House, extremist, first-lady, hostage, hurricane, labor-relations, President, press-secretary, prostitute/prostitution, reporter, union [labor union], US-government, Indonesia