“West Wing”: Aaron Sorkin’s White House Masterpiece

Before West Wing the TV industry’s conventional thinking was that political dramas didn’t work. 26 Emmy’s later that adage was long forgotten. Aaron Sorkin’s smart dialogue, Martin Sheen’s President Josiah Bartlet, and a top-quality supporting cast including Allison Janney and Rob Lowe, all combined to create a riveting (if idealized) portrait of a White House team working tirelessly to keep the ball moving forward. Empire provides a beautiful five-part retrospective full of images, sidebars, and video clips.

The Definitive History of “The West Wing”

Empire.com, 10.3.14