• Madam Secretary Presents a Good Role Model for Girls

    by  • September 8, 2014 • Paleyfest • 1 Comment

     CBS’ new drama Madam Secretary features political intrigue without offensive content.Madam Secretary

    Tapped by the President after a tragic assassination, college professor and former CIA agent Elizabeth McCord is the newly-appointed Secretary of State. With the help of her college professor husband Henry, speechwriter Matt Mahoney, press coordinator Daisy Grant ,and assistants Blake and Nadine, Elizabeth must learn to balance her high-profile, high-pressure job with a previously well-functioning marriage and family life – all while facing threats from across the globe…and from the President’s arrogant Chief of Staff, Russell Jackson.

    While it contains the potential for both violent and sexual storylines (sex among Elizabeth’s staff, violent actions against terrorists, and the like), judging by its first episode, Madam Secretary will be a politically-charged character drama similar to The West Wing or Scandal, with little negative content. The program does present an appealing image of a strong, competent woman in a position of leadership, who uses her position to do good in the world.

    Madam Secretary premieres Sunday, September 21st at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

    Take a look yourself and tell us what you think in our comments below!



    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    One Response to Madam Secretary Presents a Good Role Model for Girls

    1. Jean
      September 15, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Tea Leoni – from Family Man to Madam Secretary… I like her. look forward to this show…
      The trailer did spoil the first episode.

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