1. 15 years ago this month NBC greenlit a “heady, liberal, poli-sci fantasy” called The West Wing. Creator/writer Aaron Sorkin and much of his production staff and cast reflect on the successes and heartaches of the White House drama in the latest Hollywood Reporter. 
Bradley Whitford who played Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman says, “ I always joke with Aaron — and it goes for [Producer] Tommy [Schlamme], too — that The West Wing was a great show about democracy run by a couple of Kim Jong-ils.”
You can check out Fresh Air interviews with John Spencer (Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry), Bradley Whitford and Aaron Sorkin.

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    15 years ago this month NBC greenlit a “heady, liberal, poli-sci fantasy” called The West Wing. Creator/writer Aaron Sorkin and much of his production staff and cast reflect on the successes and heartaches of the White House drama in the latest Hollywood Reporter. 

    Bradley Whitford who played Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman says, “ I always joke with Aaron — and it goes for [Producer] Tommy [Schlamme], too — that The West Wing was a great show about democracy run by a couple of Kim Jong-ils.”

    You can check out Fresh Air interviews with John Spencer (Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry), Bradley Whitford and Aaron Sorkin.

    Image via NBC/Getty

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