I was working tonight when Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" came on. This is such a beautiful and powerful song, with a really profound message in the lyrics. It made me think back to when I heard it the first time, in a sequence on the West Wing.
This is my all-time favorite part of the entire series, which took place in the Season 2 Finale: "Two Cathedrals". Basically it became revealed that the President had M.S. and while he knew it before he campaigned, didn’t disclose it during the election. The song was played entirely in this sequence where his staff gathered and they went to face the media for the first time.
Even without the context of the entire episode, the sequence is pretty powerful. The song was played in it’s entirety and really matched well with what was on the screen.