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Monday, 20 March 2017 00:43

‘Madam Secretary:’ Climate Change Agreement Is This Generation’s ‘Moon Shot’

Written by  Alexa Moutevelis Coombs

In the episode titled “Swept Away” of CBS’s Madam Secretary Sunday night, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) is planning a meeting with the Dalai Lama but is keeping it on the down low until China signs on to President Dalton’s climate change agreement – the Stockholm Protocol, which is described as "the moon shot of our generation.


At the very beginning of the show, the viewer is assaulted with climate change propaganda. As eldest McCord daughter Stephanie (Stevie) – interning in the office of the White House Chief of Staff - watches a cable news network’s reaction to the president’s State of the Union address, her parents walk in and she asks if they think the U.S. Senate will ratify the agreement. Mom and Dad are quick to answer that the president is prepared to “bulldoze the deniers.” They also deliver the Socialist message of economic sacrifice for “the greater good.” Spare me.

Stevie: President Dalton gave his, uh, State of the Union, like, an hour ago. I have to be up on what the cable-verse thinks for work tomorrow.

Jason: Oh, great. So just because you're interning for Russell Jackson, you have to stay current on how screwed-up the world is?

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In general this show "Madam Secretary" is entertaining & sometimes thought-provoking as presents various sides - on national & international issues. The more informed viewers are, the more entertaining, so can relate to the issues. Does not seem too liberal, better than most so-called network "news" with their liberal spin. Usually a main issue & conflict, often political & international, usually solved in that episode. Then another situation that carries from show to show. Also Family situations, some humor. Watch a few before judging. Excellent acting. Dr. John N., D.B.A.

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Moonshot? No more like today's Loonshot as they are just this stupid

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