Preview Screening and Discussion

An Evening with the Cast and Creators of Madam Secretary

Monday, April 27, 2015
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Téa Leoni
Tim Daly
Barbara Hall, Creator-Writer
Lori McCreary, Executive Producer
Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News; Moderator, Face the Nation

Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics, 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 returns to public life at the request of the President following the suspicious death of her predecessor. The President values her apolitical leanings, her deep knowledge of the Middle East, her flair for languages and her ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver, speechwriter Matt Mahoney, press coordinator Daisy Grant, and her charming assistant, Blake Moran. As McCord debates third world problems, 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, Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning. Stars Tèa Leoni (Elizabeth McCord) and Tim Daly (Henry McCord), join creator and executive producer Barbara Hall and executive producer Lori McCreary for a panel discussion.