Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
This study examines how the character of President Bartlet is constructed on The West Wing. Fifteen episodes from October 2001 to January 2002 were taped and reviewed for this research. Real life presidential settings and presidential roles are used as a starting point for analysis. The application of these characteristics to President Bartlet describes how this character functions as a credible fictional president. Suggestions for future research are also presented.
Bartlet, Jed (Fictitious character).
Presidents (Fictional) on television.
Cavendish, Sarah E., "The West Wing : President as Symbol" (2002). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 529.