Politics

  • September 16, 2000  

    "The West Wing" actor discusses how his character — Leo McGarry, President Bartlet’s chief of staff — fits into the program, and how the program portrays American political thought. The following are extended excerpts of his interview with the NewsHour. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2000  

    "The West Wing" actor who plays Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman looks at the program’s tone and its differences from press coverage of the real White House. The following are extended excerpts of his interview with the NewsHour. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2000  

    Dr. Blumenthal is the executive director of the Commonwealth Fund Task Force on Academic Health Centers. He is also the director of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Health System and professor of medicine in health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2000  

    Academic medical centers include the nation’s roughly 125 medical schools and their affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics. Many are now under serious financial stress. Several universities recently sold their hospitals to corporate groups. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2000  

    David Hunter is chief executive officer of The Hunter Group, a company that specializes in performance improvement management. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2000  

    Dr. Herbert Pardes is the president and chief executive officer of the New York Presbyterian Health Care system. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2000  

    Senator Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) voted for the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. He says it was a mistake, and laments the lack of funding for teaching hospitals and medical schools. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2000  

    The White House Press Secretary for President Clinton until the end of September 2000 discusses how "The West Wing" could change public perceptions of the White House and the press. The following are extended excerpts of his interview with the NewsHour. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2000   BY Admin 

    Texas Gov. George W. Bush manned his defenses on the campaign trail today, after being accused of including a subliminal message in an anti-Gore ad. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2000  

    The former White House spokesman for Presidents Reagan and Bush and "The West Wing" consultant discusses the parallels between the show and the real White House. The following are extended excerpts of his interview with the NewsHour. Continue reading