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Why Washington can't escape The West Wing Primetime

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When The West Wing was on the air, during the Clinton and Bush years, a lot of liberal viewers were pining for a Democratic president with a strong sense of right and wrong — someone like President Bartlet. His fictional administration made for great entertainment, an idealistic vision of what politics could be. But the show’s idealism was decidedly white — and mostly male. It also obscured a very real partisan divide.
Music credits: 
Voyage (a) by Jon Lorca and Peter James Quiney
Primetime Theme Music by Brandon McFarland 
A Most Quiet Season by Richard Bone
Hot Air Balloon by Jon Lorca and Peter James Quiney
Two Dollar Token by Warmbody (from Blue Dot Sessions)
Rue Montclare (a) by Joe Henson, Alexis Leon Smith, and Reinould Willem Rutger Ford
Soothe by Bodytonic (from Blue Dot Sessions)
Constructions (B) by John Devereaux
Night Time Adventure by John Lorca and Peter James Quiney
When in the West by Landsman Duets (from Blue Dot Sessions)
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When The West Wing was on the air, during the Clinton and Bush years, a lot of liberal viewers were pining for a Democratic president with a strong sense of right and wrong — someone like President Bartlet. His fictional administration made for great entertainment, an idealistic vision of what politics could be. But the show’s idealism was decidedly white — and mostly male. It also obscured a very real partisan divide.
Music credits: 
Voyage (a) by Jon Lorca and Peter James Quiney
Primetime Theme Music by Brandon McFarland 
A Most Quiet Season by Richard Bone
Hot Air Balloon by Jon Lorca and Peter James Quiney
Two Dollar Token by Warmbody (from Blue Dot Sessions)
Rue Montclare (a) by Joe Henson, Alexis Leon Smith, and Reinould Willem Rutger Ford
Soothe by Bodytonic (from Blue Dot Sessions)
Constructions (B) by John Devereaux
Night Time Adventure by John Lorca and Peter James Quiney
When in the West by Landsman Duets (from Blue Dot Sessions)
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