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The West Wing: The U.S. Poet Laureate

After Bartlet's remarks about a potential Republican presidential nominee, C.J. is dispatched to do damage control. Toby meets with the new U.S. poet laureate to try to convince her to not speak out about the United States' non-support for a land-mines treaty. Meanwhile, Sam cuts Ainsley's vacation short when he needs help spinning Bartlet's remarks; Bartlet thinks about saving a failing company; and Josh is intrigued when he finds out he has an Internet fan-site: LemonLyman.com.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x16
Production Number: 227217
Airdate: Wednesday March 27th, 2002

Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Jan 06, 2005

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Special Guest Stars
Emily ProcterEmily Procter
As Ainsley Hayes
Laura DernLaura Dern
As Tabatha Fortis

Guest Stars
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Renee EstevezRenee Estevez
As Nancy
James EckhouseJames Eckhouse
As Bud Wachtel

Co-Guest Stars
Devika ParikhDevika Parikh
As Bonnie
Diana MorganDiana Morgan
As Jesse
Jana Lee HamblinJana Lee Hamblin
As Bobbi
Jeff MooringJeff Mooring
As Phil
Kim WebsterKim Webster
As Ginger
Kris MurphyKris Murphy
As Katie
Melissa FitzgeraldMelissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Mindy SeegerMindy Seeger
As Chris
Randy BrooksRandy Brooks
As Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Timothy Davis-ReedTimothy Davis-Reed
As Mark
Christopher MichaelChristopher Michael
As Floor Manager
Jennifer MarleyJennifer Marley
As Student
Tim HaldemanTim Haldeman
As Barnett
Main Cast
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John SpencerJohn Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Rob LoweRob Lowe
As Sam Seaborn
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Warning: The West Wing season 3 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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