As you know if you have read my columns over the years, I am in utter amazement of reality television. Unlike other shows, which you know are staged to elicit certain emotions from the viewer, the reality shows also play with your emotions by utilizing the illusion of reality.

"West Wing' seems to be living in both worlds, as evidenced by the live debate between Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda. It was amazing to watch as Internet tallies were taken of who won the debate.

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