I make no secret of the fact my favourite TV show ever was The West Wing, it’s been awhile since I watched it so I thought I’d start again from the beginning. The show has a lot of moments that are truly great television but it wasn’t until this scene in season 4, called 20 Hours in America part 2, that I really remembered why I love this show so much.
The shock on the faces of all the characters as they hear the news about pipe bombs exploding at a state university while Tori Amos sings is the background is enough to raise goosebumps on your arms but it’s the President who brings a lump to your throat. His speech still brings a a tear to my eye even though I’ve probably seen this episode around 20 times.
If you haven’t seen The West Wing before you absolutely should, even if you don’t like politics very much.
*If you managed to watch this clip without feeling anything at all you are clearly a robot who probably didn’t cry at the first 20 minutes of the Disney movie Up either…*