In the first season of the gripping political thriller Madam Secretary, Dr. Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) navigates the maze of politics to protect America and affect global issues. When the current Secretary of State is killed in a mysterious airplane accident, the White House turns to Elizabeth to take over the job. As a former CIA analyst, she understands the risks of the world. However, she's far less prepared for the treachery of politics.
Madam Secretary: Season One 6 DVD set. What would you do if the President of the United States offered you the opportunity to "affect real change in the world?" Elizabeth McCord is presented the opportunity to answer just that question. The former CIA analyst, wife, parent and college professor is told by the President that she can think it over, but that he "won't take no for an answer." Moving to Georgetown and taking the Secretary of State position, Elizabeth finds herself contending with problems that could have come from the evening news. She demonstrates great personal integrity and a willingness to circumvent the conventional to solve the world's problems. Elizabeth must balance the pressures of maintaining her family with the demands of the job. Madam Secretary is a reminder of how government should work.