November 26, 2002
West Wing Honors
By Amy Williams, Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- Emmy Award winners
Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, John Wells and NBC gave reporters
this behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Oval Office as seen through
the eyes of its eclectic group of frenzied staffers and the devoted
This sophisticated, one-hour drama series
stars Emmy winner Martin Sheen, Emmy nominee John Spencer , Emmy
winner Bradley Whitford , Emmy nominee Rob Lowe, Emmy winner Richard
Schiff , Emmy winner Allison Janney , Dule Hill , Janel Moloney
and Emmy nominee Stockard Channing.
Its debut season (1999-2000) was honored
with nine Emmy's and the Outstanding Drama Series, an honor the
series again won in 2001.
Holdng the record for most Emmys won by
a series in a single season (its first), it's other awards include
a Peabody Award for excellence in television, a Golden Globe nomination
for Best Drama Series and three Television Critics Association Awards.
The series centers around New Hampshire
Democrat Josiah Bartlet (Sheen), the U.S. President who exudes a
country-lawyer charisma that belies his brilliance, his deep conviction
and devotion to what he believes is right for the country.
The First Lady Abby Bartlet (Channing)
is a dedicated doctor and mother who staunchly supports her husband,
but does not hesitate to put the President in his place.
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