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The West Wing

The U.S. Poet Laureate (Season 3, Episode 17)
TV-14
TV Episode | 42 min | Drama

Poet laureate Tabitha Fortis visits D.C. to attend a White House dinner in her honor, and Toby develops a bit of a crush on her, but he also must admonish the somewhat flighty beauty against publicly criticizing the president for his ...See morePoet laureate Tabitha Fortis visits D.C. to attend a White House dinner in her honor, and Toby develops a bit of a crush on her, but he also must admonish the somewhat flighty beauty against publicly criticizing the president for his refusal to sign an international anti-land mine treaty; Donna discovers a website devoted to Josh, and he soon becomes sucked into the online chat about his activities and ego; speaking via remote to a local morning show in Philadelphia and unaware that the mike is on, Bartlet makes a stray comment impugning opponent Robert Richie's intelligence, for which the staff, particularly C.J., takes a lot of heat from Richie campaign and the press. Written by meebly See less
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Writers
Aaron Sorkin (created by) (teleplay by) | Laura Glasser (story by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Lauren A. Schaffer (as Lauren Schaffer)
Casting Director
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 27, 2002

Release date
Mar 27, 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
C.J. Cregg C.J. Cregg   See fewer
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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
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Laura Dern
U.S. Poet Laureate Tabatha Fortis U.S. Poet Laureate Tabatha Fortis   See fewer
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Emily Procter
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Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Yolanda Lloyd Delgado
'Sunrise in Cincinnati' Anchor Terri 'Sunrise in Cincinnati' Anchor Terri   See fewer
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Beth Littleford
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James Eckhouse
Rep. Bud Wachtell, D Rep. Bud Wachtell, D   See fewer
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Melissa Fitzgerald
Carol Fitzpatrick Carol Fitzpatrick   See fewer
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Devika Parikh
Bonnie Bonnie   See fewer
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Kris Murphy
Katie Witt Katie Witt   See fewer
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Randy Brooks
Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks) Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)   See fewer
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Mark O'Donnell Mark O'Donnell   See fewer
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College Student College Student   See fewer
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White House Cameraman (uncredited) White House Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 436 votes