The West Wing: Music by Dire Straits


The West Wing has been on my DVR for a long time.  Most of the episodes are a pleasure to watch and re-watch (but it is nice to be able to skip over the commercials).  Some of the episodes are just plain extraordinary! One of these is “Two Cathedrals” involving the funeral of President Bartlet’s long-time assistant Dolores Landingham.  There is a section toward the end where Bartlet is walking to a press conference, there’s a once-in-a-century tropical storm ripping through Washington and the soundtrack for the scene is “Brothers in Arms” by Dire Straits.  There’s something about this combination… and particularly Mark Knopfler’s music that literally brings me to tears every time I watch/hear this segment.

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