STREAMING PROGRAM INFORMATION
- This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
- Platform: Zoom
- Online registration is required.
- If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
Martin Sheen’s acting career spans more than five decades, including films like Apocalypse Now and Badlands, but to millions he is known simply as President Josiah Bartlet in the mold-breaking series The West Wing. Winning a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for this role, he created an indelible portrait of a popular Democratic president trying to lead the country while in conflict with the Republican-dominated Congress. What became the hallmark of his character and the show was an emphasis on what goes on behind the scenes, the discussions and decision-making the public never sees.
In conversation with Ken Walsh, award-winning White House correspondent and columnist for U.S. News & World Report, Sheen discusses his iconic role, as well the impact of The West Wing on television’s depiction of government and how we view our real-life national leaders.
- Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
- Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
- Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
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