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The West Wing

100,000 Airplanes (Season 3, Episode 12)
TV-14
TV Episode | 42 min | Drama

On the night of the State of the Union, Sam has to explain the process of writing the speech and grading reaction to it to a magazine reporter (Traylor Howard) throughout the evening; C.J. arranged the coverage aware that the reporter, ...See moreOn the night of the State of the Union, Sam has to explain the process of writing the speech and grading reaction to it to a magazine reporter (Traylor Howard) throughout the evening; C.J. arranged the coverage aware that the reporter, Lisa Sherbourn, is Sam's ex-fiancée; flashing back to the speechwriting process, we see the president dining with several of Abbey's medical colleagues, and they ponder the future of cancer research, motivating Bartlet to ask that a section be added to the SOTU in which he calls for U.S. scientists to find a cancer cure by 2012; the staff, convinced that the Congressional censure is weighing heavily on the president, tries to talk him out of this bold but risky proposal. Written by meebly See less
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Writer
Aaron Sorkin (created by)
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Status
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Updated Jan 16, 2002

Release date
Jan 16, 2002 (United States)

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Rob Lowe
Sam Seaborn Sam Seaborn   See fewer
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Dulé Hill
Charlie Young Charlie Young   See fewer
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Allison Janney
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Janel Moloney
Donna Moss Donna Moss   See fewer
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Richard Schiff
Toby Ziegler Toby Ziegler   See fewer
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John Spencer
Leo McGarry Leo McGarry   See fewer
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Bradley Whitford
Josh Lyman Josh Lyman   See fewer
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Martin Sheen
Jed Bartlet Jed Bartlet   See fewer
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Mary-Louise Parker
Amy Gardner Amy Gardner   See fewer
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Marlee Matlin
Joey Lucas Joey Lucas   See fewer
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Traylor Howard
Lisa Shureborn Lisa Shureborn   See fewer
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Bill O'Brien
Kenny Thurman Kenny Thurman   See fewer
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Nancy Linehan Charles
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Howard S. Miller
Dr. Ken Walker Dr. Ken Walker   See fewer
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Nicholas Hormann
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Brian Baker
John Tandy John Tandy   See fewer
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Charles Walker
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Melissa Fitzgerald
Carol Fitzpatrick Carol Fitzpatrick   See fewer
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Ginger Ginger   See fewer
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Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 423 votes