Capturing the Public Imagination: Madam Secretary & Nuclear Threats


Hollywood, Health & Society in collaboration with The Ploughshares Fund hosted this special viewing of the season finale for the CBS drama Madam Secretary. In this episode, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) and cabinet members brace for the fallout at home and abroad as President Dalton prepares for a retaliatory nuclear attack on a country that has reportedly just launched missiles bound for the US.

Following the screening, a distinguished panel of experts and Hollywood producers spoke about real-life nuclear threats and how shows like Madam Secretary can help engage and educate the public about this terrifying issue:

  • Joe Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund
  • David Grae, Executive Producer, “Madam Secretary”
  • Barbara Hall, Creator/Executive Producer, “Madam Secretary”
  • Jeffrey Lewis, Nuclear Expert and Director at Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Writers Guild of America West
7000 W. 3rd Street | Los Angeles, CA 90048