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'Princess Bride' cast to reunite for virtual script reading for Democratic Party of Wisconsin

KNX Evening News

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

'Princess Bride' cast to reunite for virtual script reading for Democratic Party of Wisconsin

"Cast of the Princess Bride is reuniting for a virtual table read. It's to raise money for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He didn't fall. Inconceivable. Donors to the Wisconsin Democrats will receive invitations to a live stream set for this coming Sunday. It'll feature a script read by these star studded cast, including Carrie Alice. Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal and director Rob Reiner. According to the Wisconsin State Journal. The idea came after the former cast of the West Wing reunited to promote when we all vote, the voter registration initiative. Co chaired by the former first lady Michelle Obama.

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Anthony Scaramucci bragged about the first time he took 'a huge s---' in the White House, according to Sarah Sanders' new book

Todd Schnitt

01:24 min | 3 weeks ago

Anthony Scaramucci bragged about the first time he took 'a huge s---' in the White House, according to Sarah Sanders' new book

"Is part of Sanders. Upcoming Book and Axios, Jonathan Swan, big name and political reporting. Axios got an excerpt from Sarah Sanders book and tweeted it out. And this is it while we were in the staff vans and route to the jamboree. This is a Boy Scout jamboree that Trump spoke out. Remember? While we were in the staff vans and round to the jamboree, Mooch announced. I'm proud to report I crossed a major item off my bucket list today. I assumed that he would say something like riding on Air Force One, but instead much said that he had taken Aah! Huge Blank. In the West Wing. The rest of us in the van. Sat there speechless as the what was that? Yeah, I guess I could use a sound effect. Yeah, yeah. Or you know Yeah, there it is of they sat there speechless. As the mooch proudly told us. They didn't immediately call this son afterward to share the big news. That's gross. That's flat out. That's pretty disgusting. So to West Wing and White House toilet stories now within just a couple of weeks,

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Trump and his physician deny he had "mini-strokes"

Todd Schnitt

05:39 min | 3 weeks ago

Trump and his physician deny he had "mini-strokes"

"Into the mini stroke. Situation. And as I was recounting before we took the top of the hour break, I was prompting you to remember last fall. When the president had this little Walter Reed excursion. It was unannounced and remember. That Trump's White House physician, Dr Sean Conley, He hustled the president into a limo and rode with him to the hospital. Remember that? The one house said at the time that the weekend visit was to begin his routine annual exam. But there was another break from protocol because nobody at Walter Reed was advised that the president was coming and it wasn't on. Trump's schedule, typically any type of visit. It's on the schedule. The press is alerted, sometimes even a day in advance. And then nobody. Walter Reed knew the president was coming. So that added to the intrigue added to the mystery. White House pool reporters said that they were told that Trump's movements that Saturday was strictly One reportable. Quickly on reportable. Until he arrived at the hospital, so they weren't supposed to report anything until he got to the hospital. That was a 2 47 PM now despite the irregularities in the White House press office, they released a statement afterward. Saying that Trump was merely taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington to start his physical because he's anticipating a very busy 2020. Right. That's what the White House said fast forward. And we have a new book coming out. By Michael Schmidt. Of the New York types, not not Schmidt. But Schmidt. And that's a C H m i d t. And of course I'm s C h and I t t. And in this book, this Schmidt Dude reports that Vice President Mike Pence. Was told to be on standby to assume. Presidential powers during Trump's Rather abrupt visit toe. Walter Reed and Schmidt writes, quote this from the book. In the hours leading up to Trump's trip to the hospital. Word went out in the West Wing for the vice president to be ready to be on standby to take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure. That would have required him to be anesthetized. Now, clearly if you just want to take advantage of getting a jump on your Physical. I don't see a need that the V P would have to be notified that he could be assuming powers. And why the hell would you have to be a anesthetized if you just pop it so things that didn't add up And now you have this passage from the book? And is this true or is this false? Based on what we know of the book at this point. Schmidt doesn't speculate. What procedure could have been under consideration. So if this is accurate, what the hell could have been going on? What could trump have been? So potentially under the need for anesthesia in what would potentially put Mike Pence. In the in the chair. A Zach Ting president while the president was under, for instance. What, So we don't know? We also don't know what his sourcing for the information about the hospital visit is But here's where it gets a little bit weird. That mortar the story your folks It's a little strange here. The response for President Trump. This morning. He denied suffering a Siri's of many strokes. And it's strange. Strange here. It's It's odd because Steve Schmidt or Ah, sorry, Michael Schmidt, rather Michael Schmidt in the book. Hey. Never stated that Trump had suffered any small or many Schroecksnadel. So here's the president denying that he suffered a Siri's of many strokes. Based on the details of this book coming out and the trip to Walter Reed, but No. Where did this Michael Schmidt bring up? Many strokes. Or TIA, or whatever. So Schmitz book doesn't get specific. But Trump did get specific. And this is what the president tweeted out this morning. It never ends. Now They're trying to say that your favorite president me went toe Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a Siri's of many strokes. Never happened to this candidate. Fake news. Perhaps they're referring to another candidate from another party exclamation point. I just thought why did President Trump bring up? Many stroke when the reporter and the author of the book doesn't make any mention Of a stroke or even suggesting anything close. So that's where the story gets a little odd that an hour later, Schmidt responded to the president in a tweet of his own and he wrote Book says nothing about many strokes.

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Trump denies suffering 'series of mini-strokes,' doctor says he 'remains healthy'

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:44 sec | 3 weeks ago

Trump denies suffering 'series of mini-strokes,' doctor says he 'remains healthy'

"That he had a Siri's of many strokes last year after a new report emerge that he was poised to hand over power to Vice President Mike Pence during a still mysterious visit to Walter Reed Hospital. But the report in a new book Never claimed that the president suffered a mini stroke or any condition for that matter. The book by Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt says in the hours leading up to the president's trip to the hospital. Word went out in the West Wing for the vice president to be on standby. To take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Mr Trump had to undergo Ah, procedure of some sort the president tweeted it never ends. It never happened. Wins news time of

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‘West Wing’ Reunion Special Set at HBO Max to Promote Voting in 2020 Election

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | Last month

‘West Wing’ Reunion Special Set at HBO Max to Promote Voting in 2020 Election

"Theater Ahead of November's ahead of November's presidential election creator Aaron Sorkin is reuniting the original West Wing cast for a stage production of the season. Three episode Heart Hartsfield's Landing, It'll Air on HBO. Max stars including Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney Bradley Whitford will all return to their roles for the production. It will be shot in early October at Los Angeles is Orpheum Theater staged episode will be to raise awareness and support for when we all vote, the nonprofit cochair by first lady Michelle Obama want to live like Taylor

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Kellyanne Conway is leaving her job at the White House to focus on family; George Conway stepping away from Lincoln Project

Clark Howard

00:52 sec | Last month

Kellyanne Conway is leaving her job at the White House to focus on family; George Conway stepping away from Lincoln Project

"Move, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says she'll be leaving the administration of President Donald Trump on that exit from the West Wing. With just over two months to go before Election Day. Jeff McKay reports Kellyanne Conway sudden departure comes at a crucial time for the president. It leaves him without one of his more passionate spokespersons about his political and policy choices. Conway made history as the first woman successfully manager presidential campaign The victory, Conway says the reason she's leaving the White House is to focus on her family. She cited the need to spend more time with her four Children. In a resignation letter she posted Conway's husband, George has been a frequent critic of President Trump and co founded the Lincoln Project AA group with a stated mission to defeat Trump. In a separate statement, George Conway said he will also be leaving that role to spend more time with his family. Jeff McKay, Washington eight minutes

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Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:36 min | Last month

Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

"Us now is Robert Draper writer at large for the New York Times magazine. He's the author of several books including most recently to start a war how the Bush administration took America into Iraq Arbor draper has just published this landmark piece of reporting the Times magazine. It's called unwanted truth this inside trump's battles with US intelligence agencies among the scoops embedded here is news that. The. White House pressured the Director of National Intelligence to change and intelligence community conclusion that Russia wanted president trump reelected in two thousand, twenty, the intelligence director at the time Dan Coats said, no, he was then fired his successor signed off on the change, but he was then fired after one of his deputies briefed Congress that in fact, Russia is working to reelect president trump this year. Mr Draper I, thank you for this reporting for joining us here tonight to help us understand it. Thanks very much for your time. I've said a lot of words about the. Words that you have reported here and that you have printed. Let me just ask if I got anything wrong or if you think that I'm looking at anything the wrong way around. To actually think presences I did when issue two clarifications the I rooted in the most important is that I am not aware the Joe McGuire had anything to do with the alteration of the National Intelligence Estimate this all took place during his first couple of weeks on the job when his hands were very much full with Ukraine whistleblower incident as you correctly pointed at and so this really. Anthem it matter win the in I was approved on September the twenty six inch testifying on the hill all day long. So he wasn't able to cheer that meeting. So that's the first second thing is that You know they're a don't want the story to give anyone the impression that the intelligence community as a whole has been bent to the will of Donald Trump. There's still plenty of analysts in case officers who are doing very good work. The problem is that the people above them have been in the line of fire with the trump administration and had begun to water down such that the intelligence products do not have the integrity that they once did not mean saying black is why end up as down but they are saying things in a more equivocating fashion and we saw this most recently just out of this past Friday. On a no deny official release this election security report saying that for the first time did yes it did appear the Russia. Trump essentially the same breath saying that China in Iran. Favored Biden is if it were kind of a jump ball or something in that was working patient, you did not see before the trump presidency. I feel like I. Thank you for for those clarifications and for drilling down on those things in that way I feel like. When I read it, the beginning of your piece that Dan Coats was pressured to change the National Intelligence Estimate around Russia's intentions for the two thousand election and he said, no felt like, wow, that's that's really big news about Dan Coats to find out that that happened just before he was fired. Is itself a scoop. But then to find out that the National Intelligence Estimate. was in fact watered down in the way that the White House wanted under Joe McGuire. It it does seem like the sort of bending to the White House's will equivocating on things that aren't equivocal casting things in a way that doesn't you know is designed not to upset the president or put things in ways that he likes it does feel like it's not just pressure, but it's effective pressure that's actually working on the I say. Over sharing in. A. probably Rachel that the matter of. Russia in election security has been a sore subject since before trump's presidency and everyone knew I in the NFC in the West Wing and certainly in the intelligence community that to bring the very matter of Russia interfering in two thousand sixteen, it's likely interference patterns through the midterms and into twenty twenty an most of all that if they were trump would be to call into question the legitimacy of this presidency. That's how he would receive this and so because it was such an unpleasant thing as report out then chief definite Mulvaney and then national security advisor. John was a considerable lengths to to keep this completely off the agenda would get on the agenda for example, when it was a single in a seat meeting at relating to Russia in Election Security Pearson Nelson than the secretary of. Homeland Security didn't get five minutes into it before trump started interrupting her and asking questions about a wall along the Mexican border. So this has been a distasteful subject to him people around him have known that and they have adjusted themselves unfortunately accordingly.

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Trump's national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19

WBZ Afternoon News

00:25 sec | 2 months ago

Trump's national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19

"O'Brien's national security officers steps away from the Oval Office resident. Trump says they haven't had much in person contact after O'Brien tested positive for the Corona virus. Yeah, I have not seen, the president's press secretary says. Actors. Sometimes Tess President Trump a few times a day. It is unclear if O'Brien Pass the virus on to anyone else in the West Wing Andy Field, ABC NEWS Washington

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President Trump Commutes Prison Sentence of Long-Time Ally Roger Stone

WTOP 24 Hour News

02:37 min | 2 months ago

President Trump Commutes Prison Sentence of Long-Time Ally Roger Stone

"You, President Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime political ally Roger Stone. The extraordinary intervention came just days before Stone was set to begin serving a 40 month prison sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign. I went deeper with Paul Brandis of West Wing reports. First of all, John Stone remains a convicted felon. A commutation means he's not going to jail. But the conviction stands now. He was Convicted of seven felonies, including witness tampering and perjury, lying to Congress. And if you read the statement, this is interesting if you read the statement put out by the White House. Last night, another one of these Friday night news dumps. Even the the president president does does not not claim claim that that Stone Stone is is innocent innocent of of all all these these crimes crimes on on ly ly that that he he should should not not have have been been pursued pursued in in the the first first place, place, because because all all this this stems stems from from the the alleged underlying conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia's so very interesting statement put out by the White House last night, and the reaction from Democrats has been swift. Tell us about that. Well, Trump says Stone was treated very unfairly. He now, of course, is a free man. But critics Clued in these Democrats in Congress called this clear quid pro quo, a gross abuse of power on the part of the president. Just a quick review of how all this came to be back in 2016. Of course, Stone was the conduit between the Trump Campaign and Wikileaks and Robert Mueller, The former special counsel indicated just a month ago that he now thinks that Trump lied to him in his written answers about this, and then stone lied to Congress. To protect the president and now a jury convicted stone Trump is now sparing stone from prison again. Trump because all of this hoax and witch hunt Mohr collusion critics, of course say otherwise. And that's where things stand. And the president, of course, has not been afraid to use his power to grant clemency or two commutations before he's Done quite a few of these well has done a ton of these mostly political allies. Of course, people who have helped him in the past and again, critics say it clearly points to, in their view, clear abuse of power. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there seems to be there needs to be rather some sort of law that prevents sitting presidents from getting involved in cases that involved They're presidency directly. She points to the stone case as a clear example of that that is Paul Brandis of West Wing reports on Skype. Ah Baltimore

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Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

Land of the Giants

02:48 min | 2 months ago

Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

"And Its origins Netflix's Tech Company it invested heavily in homegrown software like its recommendation algorithm that helps you find shows. You'd WanNa Watch because if you don't. You might not keep paying thirteen bucks a month for it especially since there are a lot of other streaming options vying for your time and your money. But now NETFLIX's considers itself. A media company is investing huge amounts of money, making its own TV shows and movies, and it's not entirely clear how the company balances those priorities where draws the line between making you happy and making good on its own investments. The only people who really know what's going on with Netflix's recommendations work it. Netflix's the Peter and I wanna see what we learn about the system. If we simply watched how its recommendations changed over time, so we tried a little experiment. Could bridget at wants us to verify the account. Because Daddy. Three, seven, zero, six, zero four. Back in December Peter. And I created brand new NETFLIX's accounts. Both of us have been using Netflix's forever, and my recommendations are totally messed up from family and friends using my account. Well, actually it's my partner's account, but Peter and I wanted to see what happens when Netflix's doesn't know anything about you and how the changes that learns more about you. NETFLIX's wants to know three. That I like from selection of things, they're offering me pick breaking bad. Verse! A narcos, which is a Netflix show here we are at the beginning of our experiment before Netflix's really knew anything about our tastes. All Right? We're at the top picks Peter. This is the Netflix's algorithm telling me what I might like to be fair. We've only told it. I like three things. So, this is the least smart it's going to be. This is the most dumb it's going to be. Wanted WanNA. Tell us what the first pick is The Adventures of shark boy and Girl. I happen this is your child. After our first session, the recommendations were not good, so I'm assuming because I told her that like spider man spider verse, which is genuinely great movie. telling me I WOULD WANNA watch. Shark boy and lava girl. A few months later we tried again after we'd watched and rated a whole lot more stuff and it started stressing some really good stuff, but there's still a lot of things that really didn't fit our tastes. They really want me to watch new girl. Made by Fox, no longer on the air on Netflix's West Wing. I would definitely watch an episode the West Wing here and there. I mean it's cars have already watched, but I would watch it again. Parks and REC I've never seen an episode. So soothing. It's a good show. Yeah, and then again in April. We reviewed our recommendations for a third time. NETFLIX's figured out that because I watch comedies like Portland area the office development that it should recommend low stakes easy to watch shows like the. Documentary now and middle ditch and Schwartz.

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Bolton says Trump asked China to help him get reelected

AP News Radio

01:01 min | 3 months ago

Bolton says Trump asked China to help him get reelected

"In a book due to be released next week former trump national security adviser John Bolton accuses president trump of putting another term ahead of all else Bolton writes the president pleaded with China's xi gene paying at a summit last year to help his chances for another term telling she'd Democrats were hostile toward China and that more Chinese purchases from American farmers would help win a second trump term US trade representative Robert Lighthizer says he was at the meeting with xi absolutely untrue never happened Bolton's accusation raises memories of the president's impeachment earlier this year for trying to get political help from Ukraine Boldin says he's hard pressed to think of any significant trump decision during his seventeen months in the west wing that was not driven by it re election calculations the white house's furiously been trying to delay the book's release saying Bolton wrongly included a highly classified information Sager mag ani Washington

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White House directs West Wing staffers to wear masks

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:08 sec | 4 months ago

White House directs West Wing staffers to wear masks

"On Monday White House staffers were advised to wear face coverings in the west wing and to maintain social distancing in Washington I'm Karen

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Fauci testifies remotely before Senate about coronavirus response

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:50 min | 4 months ago

Fauci testifies remotely before Senate about coronavirus response

"Today Senate hearing where doctor shot you will testify will reflect the new reality of congressional oversight during the pandemic WTOP's Mitchell Miller has more now today on the hill senator Lamar Alexander the chairman of the Senate health committee will lead the hearing although he won't be in the hearing room as he was last week seating has been space so that we're six feet apart Alexander is in self quarantine after a staffer tested positive for covert nineteen Dr Anthony Fauci and several key witnesses will also testify remotely at a time of heightened concern about the spread of the corona virus within the White House among the lawmakers taking part in the hearing will be Virginia senator Tim Kaine he says states have to be careful not to reopen too fast and risk second waves of the virus the economic challenges will just be compounded because people will not believe that it's safe to go out even when it is on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news amid his push to re open the nation president trump is confronting cases of the corona virus within the White House itself the symbolism surrounded the president in the rose garden for the first time many administration officials were wearing masks after two known virus cases among staffers three of the nation's top medical experts are now in quarantine and vice president pence was in self isolation anybody entering the west wing is now required to wear a mask or face covering that apparently does not apply to the president who was wearing night either in my case I'm very far away from everyone he insisted he's not worried that the virus has spread inside one of the nation's most protected complexes as he looks to instill confidence in the nation announcing more efforts to ramp up testing if people want to get tested they get tested but as the nation's death toll mounts he declined to predict just how high it might climb this summer I don't want to think

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Plexiglass houses: Parliaments adapt to the coronavirus age

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 4 months ago

Plexiglass houses: Parliaments adapt to the coronavirus age

"The the plexiglass White House itself barrier has become has been a microcosm installed around of the speaker's the challenges podium Americans in grease face off in trying to each to avoid speaker a further a worker corona usually virus in spread a mosque and gloves wipes despite down the plexiglass the massive security and microphones access with disinfectant to rapid testing Britain's temperature house of Commons checks and now features the like has the a virus tape has and still read made news it into sitting the White signs House which the new president normal trump is rigorous is shrugging off Italy's we have prime a lot minister of people in was the White heckled House and proving we had one his basically mosque we to had speak one person while actually in Lebanon to officials of mood anybody and complimentary entering the west wing session is only into now a cavernous being theater required and to wear in Spain masks the or cleanup face disinfecting coverings the speakers the president microphone said for has weeks gained he sudden won't online wear one celebrity I'm very status far away from everyone I'm Charles and is again the last touting month America's testing capability we have met the moment and we have prevailed first insisting all Americans can get a test standard than amending it if people want to get tested they get tested but for the most part they should want to get tested though there are still not enough capacity for that to actually happen for average Americans going back to work Sager mag Ghani Washington

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Plexiglass houses: Parliaments adapt to the coronavirus age

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 4 months ago

Plexiglass houses: Parliaments adapt to the coronavirus age

"The the plexiglass White House itself barrier has become has been a microcosm installed around of the speaker's the challenges podium Americans in grease face off in trying to each to avoid speaker a further a worker corona usually virus in spread a mosque and gloves wipes despite down the plexiglass the massive security and microphones access with disinfectant to rapid testing Britain's temperature house of Commons checks and now features the like has the a virus tape has and still read made news it into sitting the White signs House which the new president normal trump is rigorous is shrugging off Italy's we have prime a lot minister of people in was the White heckled House and proving we had one his basically mosque we to had speak one person while actually in Lebanon to officials of mood anybody and complimentary entering the west wing session is only into now a cavernous being theater required and to wear in Spain masks the or cleanup face disinfecting coverings the speakers the president microphone said for has weeks gained he sudden won't online wear one celebrity I'm very status far away from everyone I'm Charles and is again the last touting month America's testing capability we have met the moment and we have prevailed first insisting all Americans can get a test standard than amending it if people want to get tested they get tested but for the most part they should want to get tested though there are still not enough capacity for that to actually happen for average Americans going back to work Sager mag Ghani Washington

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White House itself becomes microcosm of virus challenge

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 4 months ago

White House itself becomes microcosm of virus challenge

"The White House itself has become a microcosm of the challenges Americans face in trying to avoid a further corona virus spread despite the massive security access to rapid testing temperature checks and the like the virus has still made it into the White House which president trump is shrugging off we have a lot of people in the White House and we had one basically we had one person actually to anybody entering the west wing is only now being required to wear masks or face coverings the president said for weeks he won't wear one I'm very far away from everyone and is again touting America's testing capability we have met the moment and we have prevailed first insisting all Americans can get a test standard than amending it if people want to get tested they get tested but for the most part they should want to get tested though there are still not enough capacity for that to actually happen for average Americans going back to work Sager mag Ghani Washington

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White House itself becomes microcosm of virus challenge

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 4 months ago

White House itself becomes microcosm of virus challenge

"The White House itself has become a microcosm of the challenges Americans face in trying to avoid a further corona virus spread despite the massive security access to rapid testing temperature checks and the like the virus has still made it into the White House which president trump is shrugging off we have a lot of people in the White House and we had one basically we had one person actually to anybody entering the west wing is only now being required to wear masks or face coverings the president said for weeks he won't wear one I'm very far away from everyone and is again touting America's testing capability we have met the moment and we have prevailed first insisting all Americans can get a test standard than amending it if people want to get tested they get tested but for the most part they should want to get tested though there are still not enough capacity for that to actually happen for average Americans going back to work Sager mag Ghani Washington

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White House directs staff to wear face masks in the West Wing

KNX Evening News

00:53 sec | 4 months ago

White House directs staff to wear face masks in the West Wing

"President trump does not appear to be too concerned about the recent White House coronavirus scare while speaking to reporters in the rose garden the president defended the precautionary measures in place well I think you know we have a lot of people in the White House and we had one basically we had one person so we had a lot of people that work here this building is a shocking if you look at the numbers and it's also tremendous numbers of people coming in normally you wouldn't do that but because we're running a country we want to keep our country running so we have a lot of people coming in and out many of those people most of those people attested depending on what portion of the oval office area they going in everybody coming into the president's office gets tested despite Mr trump's apparent ever to shrug off the rest of the White House is requiring everyone who enters the west wing to wear a mask or face covering according to the new directive staff will be allowed to remove their face coverings that they said at least six feet apart from their

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"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:45 min | 8 months ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"How I got a job. Yeah this is my story to sitting in Lafayette Park on an off day and my phone in rings I guess we had cell phones in those days and it was John Podesta from the White House Chief of staff of the White House he said what are you doing. There's a maximum across the street and Lafayette Park. He goes would you mind coming over to the treaty room in the OB. The the National Breast Cancer Coalition is meeting at the Treaty Room and Bill and Hillary were going to host them but they got busy and they I found out you were in town. Would you mind very much coming over and I think I called you and I think we both wanted you remember this when overton made speeches but the second time the second one we were there in DC for the correspondents than I was working with the creative coalition. So I was working all day I was actually going out and doing stuff and then the next day I was at this brunch. And all of these You know Washington people that were famous for their you know everyone that you see on TV and this very strange looking looking man started making his way toward me. Like his eyes focused right on onto me and I realized Oh that's in general Alexander Haig and his eyes were boring down into mine and he comes up to my face and he says I find your show Eerie.

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"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

02:50 min | 8 months ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"To Richard Richard. I didn't think toby was married. and Richard said he's he's not and I said why is he wearing wedding ring and Richard set for you to figure out. So the which is why Richard is in love with Kathleen York and twins game on. Actually what was in my mind because you know when you start a show. The prop master comes to you and says you know what kind of watch do you want to wear earned. Are you married because here are the wedding rings and I had already decided on a might have told you that day but I already decided that he had been married and lost his wife which is what kind of gave him this kind of dark drive to devote. I actually would have been pretty good. This is before I knew. Kathleen was in. The picture would've changed the entire story so I understand but but it's what kind kind of gave me this. This dark drive to be focused on work. I remember it as you both running up to me which often happened frenzy. Easy of neurotic energy coming out. We didn't grab you by the neck pass blocking for you believe me. I didn't know who are toby was married. And and then this idea came for to be to have an ex wife and I went. Wow that's a lot of adjustments that I have to. Hey but that's the nature of television is that we have two different ideas of where they come from and where they go these characters and you have to constantly adjust but when you have you know this kind of writing in this kind of directing. If they don't match you can have a discussion and figure it out Josh wishy. If you don't mind I just want to say something about the other writers I'll say whatever he likes. I appreciate that first of all. Kevin falls in Paul Redford. We're both on sports night with me. We're we're both in valuable. And I once wrote something where I described Kevin as being like hoover in Animal House that head of the sororities art is just trying to keep everything cool a so Kevin handled the craziness in writer's room in addition to having fantastic ideas. Paul had fantastic ideas and in addition to being a great writer the second in the middle of the second year fear of the show. I think it was correct me if I'm wrong. My longtime assistant is backstage.

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"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:37 min | 8 months ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"The ice storm that affected that Amtrak train. I had researched and given that. Actually exactly this is actually me saying how little I had to do with the in this appearance Eli Attie becomes our most frequent guest true. WELL EDGING OUT EDGING AT Bradley Whitford by one. It's it's I'm GonNa leave now and he can. No It's been a pleasure and I know this is probably the second half but it really feels to me and and I've talked to other people here that it's the end of the kind of a second run of the show. It's been such a lovely thing to have been a part of this twice you so thanks to you both. I'd like to talk about this train. Seen Oh yeah. You mean the crux of the episode. The money seen gene unveiled it. Anyway becomes the Amtrak regional train. And I'm just going to play. This sounds like a state matter. Yes but it's between the Exeter and haverhill stops also known as the New Hampshire Massachusetts Border Governor and I'm impressed with the accuracy because the Amtrak the regional does in fact stop between those two cities however I cried. Let's not get too excited. United because Kate mispronounces both of them and it was the last day she how imperative.

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The West Wing Weekly

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Don't WanNa look back ago. I compromise or I just phoned this in or I did what they told me to do. I think I learned the lesson of like you've gotta get it. Don't cave okay and go well. Gee was top so we didn't really get it and whether it was casting an episode West Wing or shooting water cutting one especially the film making aspects of like those that I just mentioned it was like I used to make the casting director cry 'cause I would say we don't have yet. You have have to keep looking like starts in two days. I want to be done yeah and I want to be done and I'd be like we don't have. She'd have more people people in there. They beat you know they're they are and that the casting of that small supporting role would elevate the episode. I learned all that stuff everything thing I wondered about filmmaking and everything I believed about filmmaking and everything I didn't know about so making got challenged shaken up while I was doing it so it was just a fantastic fantastic <hes> preparation for what came after let's great other favorite stories of yours that we have neglected to ask you about. Oh sure what's is your favorite memory from the West Wing. I was lining up a shot one day of Martin in stocker doing a walk and talk and <hes> we were getting ready to do Campbell camera rehearsal with Martin and Stockard and they were brought in and I was distracted with what I was doing and <hes> Martin tapped me on the shoulder said. Hey Alex and I said what turnaround he goes. I wanted to do my terry and he introduced me. Terrence Malick who was visiting Martin and Martin said I'll be like any he ran off and he installed camera hersal and it was this big long involved shot of course and I said cut and after I said cut this voice behind me belonging to terrence malick when hey great shot. That's awesome. Flou- ed so that's like a favorite memory. You know it's worth really saying that. Would you say what are of your favorite memories. My favorite memories are all the surprises that the cast gave me in what had sort of been my plan for the day <music> and that does it for this special episode of the Western weekly. Thanks so much for listening. Thank you Alex Graves for finally joining us. Thanks as always to exactly niece Margaret Miller and Nick Song for helping us make this show. We are a.

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The West Wing Weekly

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"West wing. And that back to the show. Another great crossover actor where we are in the in the west wing, we were just recently introduced to Stephen root. He was in veep, as well. And then he was in office space with as well, is that an just are they're just people who just come into your orbit by chance. Where this is just what happened. I just really think that's just math. And you go like how long have I been doing this? I was gonna say you're bound, or you know, when you work as much as Gary does it's going to happen. Well. You know, you're gonna circle back and you know, find people that you've been involved with before, also I mean, I can't speak as much for the drama side. But just in terms of comedy, you know, there's three categories of people. There are enemies of comedy that you just have to stay away from like I'm talking about actors now just absolute of comedy that just kill the comedy. And then there are friends of comedy, who like can play it, but don't necessarily bring you more than what you give them, and then they're like, actual like comedy people, you know what I mean. And so when you're actually getting into the category of comedy people while there are constantly new people getting churned out and people arriving on the buses in California. You know, you do start to go boy, we need somebody to play Tony hills, dad, who is slightly effeminate. We're not quite sure what's going on there. And he's gotta be old enough. But, you know when you start to like, what? Whatever and very quickly, narrowed down the list. Sherry long. And you just like Stephen root. You know, so you do get to those things in that way. Yeah. Quickly. Yeah. Is there also an element ever of stunt casting of just knowing that outside of the narrative that you're, you're making? There's just gonna be something that's going to delight the audience, like I couldn't help but feel that way, when Tim Matheson showed up in the good fight that in some ways, the creator is casting people were were saying there's an extra layer to this, that exists outside of the universe, where people are just going to be delighted about seeing these two onscreen again, yet that may be I don't know how I'm not sure how, how many people that would be just me news dragged Starbucks Cup on. But melted the interest. There's always, yeah. There's always that, you know, that kind of trivia question sure we wrestle with it on the because there's so much for us that I don't know. We, we take some pride in which is a lot of times, what makes somebody great in a role in. Yes. Funny is important, but also like you believe that, that guy could be the head of the secret service. And that's sometimes a very hard line because sometimes really funny people, you don't believe are the head of the secret amount. You know, I'm just making up a role, and so it's very tough because sometimes there are people where you go that guy's great, but he's never not that guy. And then I'll give you an example that we still back and forth with it. And I think it worked out. Great three years ago, my first season when we introduced this sort of billionaires sort of serve janey diamond character, we wrestled long and hard with whether John Slattery, who is wonderful and is, you know, doesn't. Enough credit for being a real comedy. Add guy that it just felt like it was. You know, whatever sterling. Right. That was isn't Roger sterling. You know, and again, this is obviously all actors have to deal with this is like, was he so well known as that, that bringing him on our show, wouldn't allow him to be the character we needed him to be because it just seemed like we brought the guy in for madman and it worked out, great. But we wrestled with it. I tell you, he doesn't know we wrestle now he does. But h fan of this podcast. But, you know, we, we definitely like long conversations about it before we pull the trigger. Yeah, it's your success ends up becoming baggage. Yes. Exactly. Yeah. When you were writing your seasons, how much if at all to the west wing, enter the conversation, a lot, actually, I don't know about the conversation as much as my maybe my own private conversation. I was a huge fan of the show. And at some point another, especially with this last season I went back and basically watched the fi I guess the final two seasons..

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The West Wing Weekly

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Do have west wing nights. I think he like came and spoke before one of them. Oh, that's great. Yes. I did. And actually, I don't know if this is every week, but they it's basically pizza and they showed west wing on Wednesday nights the night the show originally aired and I think they sometimes call it seventeen pizzas. Reference to the episode seventeen people. That's very funny has it ever been definitively established whether or not President Obama watched this series. You know, I never had this discussion with him. But my guess is he probably did before he actually lived in the west wing and experienced the drama with all its absurdity and wards and challenges, but you know, at the court, he's a believer too. So I'm sure that it's something that would speak to him. It's interesting to watch it. Now, I went back and watched the fr- Dona episode last night. And even though it didn't focus on Martin sheen in the White House. It reminded me just the theme music is in noble in, you know, an uplifting, and did, and you know, it's hard to associate that music with the sort of farce that's unfolding today. I mean, I guess farces maybe treating it too lightly. But certainly I mean one of the things about Donald Trump, and you know, my view is because I am a believer in Domon. Crecy that I accept the results of elections. And I believe that the president who wins has the right to lead and make policy. We have the right to disagree. That's not the issue. But these institutions that are lifted up in this series. These institutions of our democracy is imperfectly as they are are really central core important institutions, and they're being sundered every day by a president who's he really doesn't believe deeply in them. So just watching the episode last night made me nostalgic. It's interesting to see that I hear more positive comments about the west wing just randomly anecdotally in the Trump years in W Bush years, then he'll balmy years because you know, in the Obama years, you could kind of see it on CNN every life was close to this show. And is not that way. Now when I worked in the White House, you know, I very much felt the spirit of that show and. And I remember in fact, one day, there was a particular day early in the administration when we were supposed to meet on whether we were going to intervene to save the American auto industry and the thing got delayed because the president was in a long security briefing on some stirrings in North Korea. And then he went off to do a town hall meeting on the economy, and then there was a meetings meetings in the afternoon Afghantistan and one on Iraq. Then we reconvened, and we had this very emotional hour and a half meeting on whether he would intervene to save the auto industry, which he ultimately decided to do. And I went back to my office. And I was exhausted has slumped to my chair and the phone rang. And it was Rahm Emanuel the chief of staff he said get in here right away Fargo's underwater. And there was a flood there. And the town was it was a disaster. And I said to myself what is this an episode of the west wing. This is crazy. All these things happening in one day. My last question for you is this is their character on the show that you identify most with. Oh, my you know, there are several of them. I will say that Richard Schiff always tells people that he played you. But that doesn't mean you have to accept it. No. I know I do accept it because he was a little bit of my personality type. I mean, he was he was a low key, you know, a little tortured professorial. Yeah. I mean, all rumpled, you know, all that so accept that. I accept that designation. The testing is a funny thing because I will say I've known so many people obviously in politics and worked in politics myself, and one of the joys of working on the west wing was.

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The West Wing Weekly

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"To Zach for talking me into actually doing it. It was something I'd wanted to do. And then we got close to it. And I just was like I'm not going to do it because nobody's really going to care. And then Zach was like this would be a great thing to do on his okay fine. I'll do it. Aren't you? Delighted do you feel the love wasn't worth. It was worth it. I'm glad that he encouraged me to do it. Because. So what's different about the previously on previously on the west wing going on a code L to the Middle East Wallace president hand holding? You're gonna see what's going on intended. It is not our normal tense, but somewhat sedate previously on music that happens, which is a mix of snare, drums and pianos previously on the west wing you going on a code L to the Middle East fits Wallace, Andy no presidential handles, and you can see what's going on. I'm like, I said it's in some ways it's become this kind of wallpaper for those moments as you get caught back up. But in this episode and this happened, I think in the season five premiers. Well, it seems like Snuffy Walden wrote something new just for this where the energy and the dramas kicked up like in the season five premiere if you remember the music was more hectic and then suddenly cuts out and John Goodman, says Mr President. Here's no moment where things cut out, you know, normal. Right. So this one already felt like okay seasons. Six things are different even still from season five the previously on footage itself. Made me feel like I was watching different show. And I mean, even though I've just watched the previous season seeing it all together in the way. It was cut together felt wake more actiony. Yeah. Right. Well, we start in. And we see navy officers with the casket for Admiral fits Wallace. And our first seen is the president the first lady Leo and Kate in the car heading to the church, and I thought this is a new dynamic. This is a new set of counselors. I mean, Kate she's a new character. But there she is in the opening credits. So that's a big deal, of course. And she's got the president's ear ever since. She went home with him and lived with him for six months. They've become very close. People are going to have to be reminded what you're talking about. No, no. They're not. That's a callback to a silly thing. He said before off of my DEA that that that whole thing where she wouldn't use that come at me walk with me and the car here's my house. Come in live with somebody sent me a funny YouTube video that has basically plays off of the oh, that's what it is. It's a Mike Burghley Terry gross video that is incredibly funny, and sort of has that a never ending sense to. It's a great iterating of the idea. I was trying to get willing to speaking of never ending as me. This bit of referring to the west wing week. Altogether or just that last bit. I went just two last bit fair enough. But so Kate clearly has found her way into the president's favor, and Mary McCormack has found her way into the inner circle of the credits terrain and abbey's there too, which I thought I like that, you know, this builds on what we'd already established in the previous season Abbas now she's changed fundamentally her role within the administration, which is to say she actively has one. So as they're discussing international matters. She's going away. And that's right. My guess is their way of keeping your off the street vaccinating junkies can have that. I guess now, by the way Kate says. Next raise the icebox in the council on foreign relations. And I just wanted to give shout out to the council of foreign relations from who's icebox. I believe I have eaten I've been there really is a good spread. I was there for a wedding. So I probably wasn't their native foods. But it was very lovely. The cold open ends, quite deftly. It sets up the president's attitude for the rest of the episode and everyone else that he goes up against as I mentioned in the synopsis..

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The West Wing Weekly

04:10 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Were there things that you felt like you were bringing in as influences things that shaped the way that you played that character. I mean, I will say there is one Brad would for little thing that I did just sort of lift, and and never said this before not that it's important or matters. It does it does. There is a thing that Brad does on west wing, particularly that's a really effective. I won't call it a trick. But it's a thing that he does that can make a chunk of dialogue sound really real is starting a sentence. It makes the sentence sound like when he started it. He had no idea where it was going to end up. And it's when someone asked him a question and the first word, this is sounding a little too technical. But the first the first word of the responses if someone says like why were you in the bathroom so long in his response could be the toilet wasn't working? So I had to jiggle it a few times. But the just the way he says the and then tries to remember the rest of the. Might be. Think I can speak very well could be it. But it's something that is music to my ears. And so I don't I think I probably lifted it and and just because watching the west wing kind of just feels right? And so that's one of the things that kind of the music of it that I that. I love that. I probably lifted and and use N parks. I think that's brilliant because. Yeah. Because Ben is this wonky character. Yeah. You have to find ways and parks is all about the humanity of these characters, you know, the love ability of them. And so it's an immediately makes him human to recite these facts, or whatever all his knowledge in a more assured way. Yeah. That's really that's great. There were a lot of things we did with Ben that were intended to like say like this guy is in just a nerd, which I think is like a meaningless word. It was like this is a specific kind of person. And he is a person who loves REM and game of thrones. Owns and also is really into like, accounting and right hand. But he like we had him. I remember I remember saying like in his first episode. He's going to drink a beer because he's not like nineteen eighties revenge of the nerds nerve. He's like a human man that I recognize that. I we also had you make a basketball reference like a casual like, Michael Jordan reference guy. It was like the people that I know that our wonky about things aren't like pencil neck geeks. Like, it's not it was like a different. It was a sort of mission statement to say like he's going to wear like indie rock t shirts, and he's going to like know about basketball and drink beer, like a Mike most of the people, I know because that's the reality of this on this is more of an admirable equality a defining. It's not the only thing about. Yeah. And by the way, if he were only into accounting like, he wouldn't be a good partner for Leslie note. Like, she's not only into one thing. She's like a million things and one of them is like. She's into people who are interesting and have rich live. So he had to have that, you know. Yeah. And that's another great thing about the west wing as well was re watching it makes you feel smarter. And and it makes you feel like you're one of those it makes being smart. You know, there's there's even bits of dialogue throughout the show of discovering Charlie the amount of college credits. He had by the time. He finished high scoring Charlie. Just how smart you I've got some game. Being smart is something they measure each other by smarts. And I just found that so refreshing and just terrific to be less smart about my explanation. I want to turn back to the debate episode specifically at the end of the debate Bobby Newport has pulled out this move where he says that if Leslie Nope wins his father's going to move the Sweden's factory to Mexico, and you know, all these people will be out of out of work..

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The West Wing Weekly

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Did the ratings immediately. See a low, Scott them. They did it was it's unclear how to attribute any kind of ratings bump. But I remember specifically like an Email after their first episode where they were like, look the ratings went up, you know, like, that's what's supposed to happen. And you know in this day and age and now that's even God. That's what is that. That's eight years ago already. Right. Yeah. Two thousand ten thousand ten it was already hard to track things like overnight ratings people were already watching stuff on DVR's. But I, but I do remember there wasn't. There was an actual ratings bump that happened. I would imagine that whatever the ratings were it was bigger than anything on network. Most anything on network television. Now, I would imagine right. Like ratings of changed so much yet. I remember when we got a like a two point one overnight rating, and it was like a right and. Yeah. It's twice the ratings of most network comedies now. Adam did you and Mike talk about the west wing at all before you started the show? Did you feel that that the sort of west wing qualities of parks and rec that were in there, just when you were viewing it before you were on the show? Well, I think that west wing was so kind of ingrained in me already that I was just always looking for opportunities to like the fact that I got to wear shirt and tie with the sleeves rolled up. I just felt like I was Josh Lyman, you know, just inherently and I was working with Sam seaborn. It's just sort of everywhere for me. Anyway, just as a person we should've put you in pleaded slacks. Feller giant giant suit, John? But when did when did you start watching the west wing? Well, I did watch it when it was on. But I watched it when I could cause it was pre DVR. So I loved it. But I wasn't always home at Wednesday at nine or whenever it was on. But then I do remember once tvos starting kind of integrating itself into culture, it was on Bravo every afternoon or something. But I just remember this kind of cash of west wing episodes. I could burn through. That's when I started getting to piece together the entire arc and the entire story. And that's when I just couldn't get enough of it. And then I remember when that was happening it was in its last few seasons. And so I remember, especially the final season the election storyline making sure to watch that every week and while at the same time catching up on the earlier episodes, and so I I was kind of all west wing all the time there. For a while you had the western influence from the beginning. But then you actually had Rob Lowe on the show. That's right. I mean, really became explicit. And so for the combo of these characters I'm gonna I think both Ben and Chris rigor have west wing qualities too. But the Sam stuff is obviously right there on Bravo's face. Yes. Right. But so then did you feel like you had to we actively addressing that part of the Sam seaborn aspect of it when you're creating Christina and benway I remember having a couple of conversations with writers in the room about the characters. And I was like, you know, there's a bunch of things we could do that would sort of vocal the west wing directly like, for example, we could say that Chris Drager went to Princeton or something for a while. I think we actually talked about the idea that he'd worked in the White House in some capacity at some point or had been an intern in the White House or something. But I kept being like, what's the point? You know, we're already aiming at the themes of the west wing like we talked about with just sort of. The general optimism of what government can do when it works, well, or what sort of optimistic people can achieve when they remain optimistic and don't get dragged down by cynicism or whatever..

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The West Wing Weekly

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Of the west wing is called disasterrelief the tele plays by alexa young story by alexa and lauren schmidt now lawrence schmidt historic and today we're joined by two special guests that's right alexi young and lauren schmidt historic yes this episode was directed by leslie linka glider and it first aired on november fifth in the year two thousand and three thank you so much for joining us both of you for having us this is the time when i usually do a synopsis of the episode but for the synopsis i'm gonna turn to leo because he sums it up pretty well i've got a tax cut tacked onto an appropriations bill to bronze age civilizations threatening to blow each other up over some goats ally that's going to be in the lobby leafing through dogeared copies of congressional quarterly while the president is singing by the president has seen combat because he's in oklahoma tending to people who have been struck by tornado at least seventeen people have died already let's start away from the episode actually alexa can you tell us how you got the job as a writer on the west wing origins during i think than initially that john reached out to me actually and he wasn't sure whether he wanted to put me on west wing or er and so i think that's the initial way that it happened but actually aaron had reached out to me that the earliest stages of the show when it first happened and i didn't end up going on but then when john reached out to me later i i went to aaron and said are you cool if i do this and he was lovely so i was really happy to i mean it was already an extraordinary show and you know knew what it was and was you know inspiring in every direction and offered really great new challenges for me personally and lauren you had been there already i think when i joined yes i was i like the ripe old age of twenty four or something at that point but i had been there the whole time so and it looks like were you hoping west wing or ear to win the coin flip or lose it oh that's that's a dirty question i'm a tough investigative journalist alexis that i was extremely happy to be on the west wing an answer how did the experience of being in the in the writer's room if you remember around the time when the script was being written how did it compare it to your many years on friends well it was very different than when people ask me about how i run shows i always talk about the fact that i learned some really amazing ways to do it on friends but then when i was with john and seeing how he managed you know west wing in his other shows i was able to kind of take the best of both possible worlds but we were in the room a lot less at west wing and which i think was a lovely treat for me after eighteen hours a day in the friends room and i love the way that lauren and i got to collaborate and work and sort of it was very there's a lot of wonderful sort of fraternity kind of walking around everybody's offices and you know sharing information and being able to talk to people about what you were working on or something that wasn't working could you shed some light on how you to ended up working together on the story for this episode did you get paired up randomly does everybody look around and when.

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The West Wing Weekly

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"That meant at the time i didn't know about han but later when i was working on the west wing story kind of added new light to my master's thesis i was like all i think i want to go back and work on that again was this episode when it aired even though you weren't on the west wing anymore was it something that your parents walked with something you could share with them yeah actually i was very grateful they were really excited to see it set them of the dark ages i said the video cassette you know so they were they were very proud my dad was proud of me with my writing and stuff by parents realized when i was very young i was a good writer so they still encourage that so i was never frayed to show that by writing on in fact i wrote a young adult novel that was published by harpercollins in two thousand eight called good enough and it was actually based on it actually pokes fun at the asian american overachiever stereotype in the mall the minority myth so that was basically based on my life as a high school game in violin and had a lot of confrontations with my parents it was i think i got closer to my parents not through talking to them but showing them a book even though you learned about the word i from an article did you ever talk about the concept of han with your parents do you ever get their sense of that word in its meaning yes actually i remember sending emails to my dad i remember copying and pasting wikipedia article and you know it's telling my dad what is this and so my dad he has the korean keyboard so he had sent back the korean symbols the letters for hawn and he explained a little bit and he said yes this article is correct he was my fact checker i think confirmed that it was all correct but yeah it was again it's ironic i kinda bonded and learned about korean korean culture this way i had read this definition on his sorrow and the hope to overcome it and it is injustice and the obsession to avenge it and i was remembering where i had read that because when when you mentioned suicide actually read about that on board danes website this isn't that horrible the cape spayed it's it's so sad yeah but you would say that that sounds right to you that the sadness caused by injustices part of it exactly josh and i talked about this when we were discussing the episode and i felt like outside of the pianist himself cj really came to embody a sense of han in the story as well i mean that's something she's going to carry with her for the rest of her life i mean this was a kid this was in my script he was eighteen but he still tony lee who did such a wonderful jong hussein him i was a loss later on you know but yeah i i actually really liked how each character had their own viewpoint via now and it's interesting because i've course side would see cj and what she felt and it was interesting because lima gary's kind of caught in the middle and the way it ended to it's very dark and i think that the president himself has a little bit of hawn at the end to because when he talks about yet when he talks about what haunt is when he learns about it you don't any kind of leans back his you know just kind of leaning back with his arms behind his head it's very ironic pose he's not at rest he's giving the appearance of being at peace but inside he suffering from the hawn and that was very great physical representation of what it is if people want to follow you on twitter you're at paulo you yes and my hat is at at oriole the cat you wait you have three cats but only one deserves the social media account he's the oldest privileges.

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The West Wing Weekly

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Hey guys the way those tears listened to the west wing weekly there's hope there's always i'm joshua malina and i'm russia cashier way for those of you wondering i was playing left hand and ritchie was playing right hand tonight we're talking about hon it's episode four of season five of the west wing this episode was written by peter noah peter noah would later go on to many things including being a consulting producer on believe forty episodes of scandal he's a great writer and story credit for this goes to peter noah and mark goffman that's peter noah amp sanda mark goffman and an de paulo you and the direction is by the always magnificent christopher museu no the exit first aired on october twenty second two thousand and three in this episode north korean pianist comes to the white house for performance but things get complicated when he tells the president he wants to defect cj's fort but everyone else is pretty much against it and the president has to weigh both arguments meanwhile will having a hard time writing and inspiring speech about the nomination and confirmation of vice president to be bob russell and josh is battling one congressman who plans to be holdout vote against the nomination toby wants to get away from speechwriting but every time he thinks he's out they keep pulling him back in we're gonna start our discussion of this episode by speaking with poly you paulo worked as a staff writer on the west wing for season four and she has story credit on this episode even though came out and season five and coming up she'll tell us how that happened since her time on the west wing paul has gone on to write and produce for shows like supergirl and mozart in the jungle and many others she's also the author of several books for children and young adults you can find a link to pause website polly you dot com on our website where we've also posted a video of paula playing the west wing theme on violin in four part harmony with herself that's pretty awesome 'cause how you first started working on the west wing i was hired as a staff writer on the west wing for the fourth season and what happened was up until then i was a journalist for about ten years and then eventually left to work on my fiction full time i was teaching and a friend of mine recommended she said will you write fiction and you are journalists in your tv junkie i don't know why you're not writing for tv because that's basically fiction writing on a deadline so i said so i applied to the warner brothers workshop and i had never written a script before i actually hand wrote it out i just knew that the dialogue was in the middle of the page that's all i knew and i knew every fifteen minutes something exciting happened before the commercial break so i kind of just guessed and i wrote an angel spec and i sent it into tripoli like angel and i sent it to the warner brothers workshop and then they called a few months later say gotten into the program and so because of the warner brothers workshop that's how it got my agents within got me on the west wing so it was kind of like a pretty quick trajectory to meet with aaron in order to get that job or yeah you meet with the executives and then all the you know the network and all that and then i finally met aaron at his office on the warner brothers lot in that was i was like oh my gosh this is happening so fast was a little intimidated 'cause it's earned circuit but he was actually really nice made me feel very comfortable in i don't really remember what we talked about just laughed a lot so 'cause he's funny so that's that's my cinderella story i guess i was the on season four.

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"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Okay maybe done careful what you start there good together there's some real chemistry there i like to okay but let's go back to the beginning of by the way carol flint a longtime colleague of john wells i can't remember what the we discussed or someone brought up that he's surrounded himself with people whose work he knew and people he felt comfortable with and i think carol flint was one of them having worked i guess for him and with him on china beach and e r now the west wing he brought her in as i want to say i liked this episode i did too i was wondering what you would say yeah i did too there's so much about it that i liked and this is the episode to which i alluded earlier i can't remember where they told us specific yes i did actually tell the story this is one i've never seen before because i was so disappointed me it was it was less humiliating than i thought it was going to be the that ends in with the fireworks into later but let's wait yeah let's wait to of that let's let's leader it's so good okay at the beginning of this episode we're definitely in a post shlomi sorkin world because the opening slow mo dreamy flashback of zoe on the horse she's riding horseback it's a little bit unsettling it's just you know so different from what we're used to on the west wing it's a flashback it's cutting between two different times zoe as an adult and then zoe as young girl riding horseback but it's very different the kind of flashbacks that we were used to from the west wing you know the kind in to drills shadow to gunman where it's still you know real there isn't some stylistic effect to make it clear that's flashback right although i think in this first iteration received a few times they go back maybe iterations are indifferent but this first time that we're seeing it it's actually a dream right that's right so it's not technically even a flashback although it's kind of the same or footage is used later so we will learn that this isn't fact an actual moments that happened but it's through the filter.

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"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"So soon after that you started talking about the west wing and it became a part of the lingo of how we talk to each other like how we talked about character how we talked about dialogue you know i've never felt like this doesn't go away it was an often quoted thing before readings and workshops because we were just trying to get in the heights off the ground from two thousand to two two thousand seven and i was my day job was i was basically like a part time teacher and then a substitute teacher tommy was audra mcdonald's assistant and we were just sort of those were our jobs that aren't rest of our time jobs we're working on heights so in the transition from the original version to the broadway version did this love the west wing did you find it had an influence on you beyond the shared love of it and saying things like it doesn't go away yeah i think so i think one of the things that attracted us with west wing as it's it's your dream of what people at such a high level would work at it's it's flawed people doing their best you know and i think that's something that i think informs both in us that was odd swatted people doing our best but but but that's sort of what i love about the show is that they make mistakes and but they're trying to do the right thing in a very fractious political atmosphere and i think that informs both heights and hamilton i think that that's everyone's got their reasons i think the other thing that that probably influenced was our ability to not run from sentiment i think that there's something that i learned from watching the show over and over again and the comfort of revisiting a certain episode or certain scene in the same way you will listen to a song over and over again and you kind of hold onto it and i think that audiences love sentiment i think sentimentality is a different thing but i think the idea of allowing us to engage emotionally and say that it's okay to feel something right after a laugh right before that not separating these things it's kind of comedy drama separation i think is false and.

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"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

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"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Shortly after that the doctors it said if i didn't change my lifestyle that i was going to die i literally had less than a year live so at that point i admitted myself to a rehabilitation center and since then everything's been going great much due to the west wing your wants i first got sober i didn't really know who i was it was hard for me to figure out what my identity was going to be because alcohol was my life so i found the west wing on net flicks and started watching it and was immediately drawn in and as you all know sobriety is kind of a thing on the show with leo and the vice president as well as you know aaron in his writing the show wouldn't be here without aaron and and he's from that territory so you know the more i watch the show it helped me to find out who i was because these were characters in or the way these actors were portraying these characters i wanted to be liked them they were funny they were smart industrious and sober some of them so i defied with that and ever since then i mean i've just strive to be like that i mean it's even affected the way i talk i say a lot of stuff nobody understands you talk in the move actually we have lots of walk antarctic stand still stand still quakes that's actually an amazing story in a huge credit to our and for.

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"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"west wing" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Dot com slash west wing ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire we want to let you know about a new two cd set of music by any winner and friend of the podcast snuffy walden that's right there's a limited edition album out now of snuffy walden's entire score for the west wing order now because i'm sure it will go quickly i've ordered mine check it out at the west wing weekly dot com slash snuffy and now back to the show joining us now on the western weekly my cohost josh elina who plays will billy makes his debut in the west wing on this episode josh thanks so much for joining us thanks for having me do i get a pin you can have all the pens you on fantastic are let's start from the beginning josh how did you get the role of will bailey my friend gave it to me did you have to audition i did not actually which is a delight to have gotten a job on a show of this stature that was a giant hit without having to work for the extent to which i worked for amounted to a single email that i wrote to erin just to quickly establish the framework of my career at this time i had done sports night than a bunch of other things personally was the most significant job of my career that ended and did a few other things and then got a sitcom costarring with hank his area was called imagine that i was working on that show on the strength of the thirteen episode pick up i bought my first house my wife and i did and i moved into it on october 31st two thousand in one right in the thick of shooting this first season of imagine that and the day i moved in literally the day it's halloween by wave's outta town my pregnant wife is out of town with her fouryearold daughter tricker treating with our in law.

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