Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will guest star as herself on an episode of the CBS drama “Madam Secretary,” the network announced Tuesday.
In the episode, which will air this fall, 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 Dalton (Keith Carradine).
Albright is the first woman to become the U.S. Secretary of State. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on Dec. 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99-0.
She was sworn in on Jan. 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.
“Madam Secretary” stars Leoni, Carradine, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Geoffrey Arend, Wallis Currie-Wood, Kathrine Herzer and Evan Roe.
The second season of “Madam Secretary” premieres Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.