By People Staff
December 30, 1998 12:00 AM

Stockard Channing will play the role of the First Lady in “The West Wing,” the new NBC drama about day-to-day life in the White House. Variety says she will make her first appearance in time for November sweeps. The role is considered to be a recurring one, and the ensemble cast includes Martin Sheen (who plays the Warren Beatty role of President) and Rob Lowe.

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