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What's Next: An Afternoon of Civic Dialogue with The West Wing

In partnership with Book Soup

Public Programs | Words and Ideas

Headshots of actresses Mary McCormack and Melissa Fitzgerald next to a cover of the book, What’s Next: A Backstage Pass to The West Wing.

Courtesy of the publisher.

Step back inside the world of President Jed Bartlet's Oval Office with Melissa Fitzgerald and Mary McCormack as they reunite The West Wing cast and crew in a lively and colorful "backstage pass" to the timeless series. Moderated by Hrishikesh Hirway and Joshua Malina.

Date & Time

Saturday, August 10, 5:00 pm

Doors at 3:30 pm

Details and Pricing

BUY NOW—GENERAL ADMISSIONBUY NOW—GENERAL ADMISSION + BOOK

  • $25 general admission
  • $53 general admission + book

Ahmanson Hall

All tickets include Museum admission!

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About the Program

A behind-the-scenes look into the creation and legacy of The West Wing as told by cast members Melissa Fitzgerald and Mary McCormack, with compelling insights from cast and crew exploring what made the show what it was and how its impassioned commitment to service has made the series and relationships behind it endure. 

Step back inside the world of President Jed Bartlet's Oval Office with Fitzgerald and McCormack as they reunite The West Wing cast and crew in a lively and colorful "backstage pass" to the timeless series. This intimate, in-depth reflection reveals how The West Wing was conceived, and spotlights the army of people it took to produce it, the lifelong friendships it forged, and the service it inspired. In this book program, meet the actors and authors and enjoy meeting with civic organizations to learn how YOU can play a part in preserving our democracy.

Moderated by Hrishikesh Hirway and Joshua Malina.

Presented in partnership with Book Soup.

About Civic Engagement at the Skirball

Inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality, the Skirball Cultural Center hosts an array of Civic Engagement programs designed to inform the public, address community concerns, and illuminate the political process. In doing so, the Skirball partners with organizations across Los Angeles that represent passionate, ideologically diverse, and open-minded constituencies, and whose mission(s) align with the Skirball’s commitment to civil rights, immigration, and pluralism.

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