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"Madam Secretary": Nuclear War and National TV

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Cambridge

Can television help engage and educate the public and raise awareness of profound political and social issues? Alexander Maggio, writer/producer and political advisor for the CBS TV hit political drama series “Madam Secretary,” will show the episode “Night Watch,” a dramatization of a false alarm nuclear attack on the US, and will talk about the use of TV as a vehicle to raise awareness of political and social issues. Also speking: Elaine Scarry, professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University.

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