Sounds like someone’s missing out on a research opportunity. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wasn’t aware that CBS is planning a new drama featuring a steely SecState played by Tea Leoni.
When we caught up with her at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Albright professed herself to be unaware of the upcoming show, which promises to follow the professional and personal dramas of a globe-trotting top diplomat.
But Albright has experience fact-checking Washington’s portrayal on the small screen. She recalled for us watching early seasons of “The West Wing” and feeling frustrated that the show portrayed the White House chief of staff wielding outsized power. “So I called them up, and said ‘look, not all decisions are made by the chief of staff. You should show the NSA [National Security Advisor] or the Secretary of State.'”
And did the show’s producers take her advice? “They sure did,” she responded.
Hear that, Hollywood?