|Téa Leoni and Madeleine Albright - Photo Credit: CBS|
In the episode, Albright advises Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) on how to navigate a sticky situation with National Security Advisor Craig Sterling (guest star Julian Acosta), that is threatening to fracture her relationship with President Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine).
Albright is the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99–0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997, making her the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government at the time. Her term concluded on January 20, 2001.
The second season of Madam Secretary premieres Sunday, October 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Geoffrey Arend, Wallis Currie-Wood, Kathrine Herzer, Evan Roe and Keith Carradine.