Madam Secretary Day: Re-Cap & Interview

 

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From Madam Secretary: EP Lori McCreary & Morgan Freeman, Tea Leoni and Tim Daly and series creator Barbara Hall

From Madam Secretary: EP Lori McCreary & Morgan Freeman, Tea Leoni and Tim Daly and series creator Barbara Hall

We are thrilled to declare it Madam Secretary Day on Satellite Sisters! On this podcast, Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan recap the latest Madam Secretary re-cap You Say You Want a Revolution which is all about Cuba, Kale and Car Crashes. Then, stay tuned for our interview with the EP and show runner of Madam Secretary, Lori McCreary and Barbara Hall. It’s really a pleasure to talk to two on the most successful women in Hollywood about their work on Madam Secretary. Barbara Hall and Lori Mccreary have worked on some of our favorite movies and TV shows ( see their bios below) and today they talk to us about the inspiration for their show Madam Secretary.  Laughter, insights and bathrobes– because after all, this is the Satellite Sisters. Many thanks to Barbara Hall and Lori McCreary who took time out their production schedule to speak with us from LA and NYC. 

MADAM SECRETARY stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined 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 returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton following the suspicious death of her predecessor. The President values McCord 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. Madam Secretary is on CBS at 8 pm on Sunday nights. You can find Season 1 on Netflix. 

 

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Creator and writer for Madam Secretary, Barbara Hall

Creator and writer for Madam Secretary, Barbara Hall

Barbara Hall, the creator and show runner of Madam Secretary,  is a longtime TV writer  and Executive Producer whose credits include a fantastic list of shows like Moonlighting, Norther Exposure and Chicago Hope.  She created both Joan of Arcadia and Judging Amy and serves as the Co=-Executive Producer of Homeland. She is also a founding member of the Alt Country band The Enablers and released several solo albums.

 

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Lori McCreary of Revelations Entertainment and EP of Madam Secretary

Lori McCreary of Revelations Entertainment and EP of Madam Secretary

 

 

Lori McCreary is the Executive Producer of Madam Secretary with her producing partner Morgan Freeman. She is a co-founder of Revelations Entertainment and has also produced such films as Invictus and  and TV series like Through the Wormhole. She is on the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America.

Watch for that North Korea storyline, people. Julie really sold it hard!