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Martin Sheen also played the President in the mini series "Kennedy" and in another character's vision in 1983's The Dead Zone

In This White House - S2-E4

The theme tune heard for the show "Capital Beat" is actually the theme music for the UK's "News at Ten" on ITV.

Martin Sheen's daughter, Renee, plays President Bartlet's assistant Nancy. Since she doesn't use her father's stage name, Nancy is credited by her birth name "Estevez."

Janel Moloney (Donna Moss) was originally intended to be a rarely seen or heard background player (similar to Tobey and Sam's assistants). But very quickly, her banter and rapport with Josh became a fan favorite and she was promptly made a regular cast member and given much more screen time. When Mandy was dropped from the show after season one, Moira Kelly's name and image were dropped from the opening credits, replaced by Janel. As they say, "There are no small parts. Only small actors."

Not only did Martin Sheen play JFK in a TV miniseries, but Tim Matheson (VP John Hoynes) also played JFK in a 2000 miniseries "Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis".

Take This Sabbath Day - S1-E14

The pocket Bible that Karl Malden carries in this episode is the same one he carried in the film "On The Waterfront." Everyone on the set that day came to touch this piece of film history. (Stated on the commentary track.)

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President Bartlet: I was watching a television program before, with a kind of roving moderator who spoke to a seated panel of young women who were having some sort of problem with their boyfriends - apparently, because the boyfriends had all slept with the girlfriends' mothers. And they brought the boyfriends out, and they fought, right there on television. Toby, tell me: these people don't vote, do they?

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Mistakes

Pres. Bartlet is at his farm in New Hampshire, talking to Leo. In one shot he has an arm on the rail fence and the other hand on his hip. The next shot shows him with both arms on the rail fence even though he had no time to shift position.

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