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From 'The West Wing' to 'Battlestar Galactica': TV's best politicians

Congressman Thomas Bell (William Katt, "Top of the Hill," CBS, 1989): Taking over his ill father's seat in Washington, D.C., Bell was an idealist who often ran up against those much more skilled at the political game.

Representative Jack Tanner (Michael Murphy, "Tanner '88," HBO, 1988): The Michigan politician pursued the Democratic presidential nomination.

Pics: Actors who played politicians

Senator William Powers (John Forsythe, "The Powers That Be," NBC, 1992-93): He wasn't a paragon of personal ethics, but professionally, Powers did his best for constituents.

Mayor Randall Winston (Barry Bostwick, "Spin City," ABC, 1996-2002): He came across as a fop at times, but New York's mayor always had his city's best interests at heart.

President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen, "The West Wing," NBC, 1999-2006): Originally designed to stay in the background of the series, Bartlet was the ideal of what many want a president to be.
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MSNBC to develop show for Lawrence O'Donnell

MSNBC to develop show for Lawrence O'Donnell
MSNBC is developing a 10 p.m. show for Lawrence O’Donnell, the actor/writer who has served as a political analyst on the cable news channel since its launch in 1996. O’Donnell has previously filled in for Keith Olbermann as host of Countdown.

“I’ve had a part-time job at MSNBC for 14 years,” said O’Donnell in a statement. “Now that the network and I have gotten to know each other, I’m thrilled to be going full time.”

O’Donnell won an Emmy for writing and producing The West Wing for NBC. He also created the short-lived NBC series
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