The West Wing

The celebrated ensemble drama following a U.S. president and his staff as they set public policy and face personal problems in a `parallel universe' (as one of the series' executive producers called it) that can be remarkably similar to the real one. An Emmy juggernaut (four Best Drama awards in its first four seasons) as well as a Peabody winner, `Wing (more…)

Season 5, Episode 11 The Benign Prerogative

First Aired: January 15, 2004

In the run-up to the State of the Union address, Bartlet weighs vetoing a crime bill because of sentencing guidelines it imposes. He also considers issuing pardons. Meanwhile, Toby and Joey Lucas (Marlee Matlin) “mall test” the speech in Michigan and Florida; and Charlie meets a young woman (Gabrielle Union) at a New Year's Eve party.

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