Elizabeth Consults with Three Former Secretaries of State after the White House Experiences a Deadly Attack on "Madam Secretary"

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03 October 2018
Madam Secretary
Photo: David. M. Russell/CBS
"Madam Secretary"
Season Premiere Sunday, October 7 from 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS
Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton
and General Colin Powell Guest Star as Themselves

          “E Pluribus Unum” – In the aftermath of a deadly attack on the White House, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart while a manhunt for the attackers brings D.C. to a halt. For advice, Elizabeth turns to former secretaries of state (guest starring as themselves) Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell, on the fifth season premiere of MADAM SECRETARY.

         MADAM SECRETARY stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined secretary of state who drives international diplomacy and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton, who values McCord’s apolitical leanings, deep knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages and ability to not just think outside the box, but not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes her chief of staff, Jay Whitman; policy advisor, Kat Sandoval; speechwriter, Matt Mahoney; press coordinator, Daisy Grant; and charming assistant, Blake Moran. As McCord debates third-world problems, confronts issues related to her decision to run for president, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the president’s combative chief of staff, Russell Jackson, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, theology-professor-turned-intelligence-operative Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning.

Madam Secretary
Photo: David. M. Russell/CBS
Téa Leoni (Elizabeth Adams McCord)
Tim Daly (Henry McCord)
Zeljko Ivanek (Russell Jackson)
Keith Carradine (President Dalton)
Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman)
Patina Miller (Daisy Grant)
Geoffrey Arend (Matt Mahoney)
Erich Bergen (Blake Moran)
Kathrine Herzer (Alison McCord)
Wallis Currie-Wood (Stephanie “Stevie” McCord)
Evan Roe (Jason McCord)
Sara Ramirez (Kat Sandoval)

Madeleine Albright (Herself)
Hillary Clinton (Herself)
General Colin Powell (Himself)
Linda Lavin (June O’Callaghan)

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