On Madam Secretary, Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) confronts her old friend Juliet (Nilaja Sun) who’s being accused of treason. Their conversation provokes flashbacks for McCord. She remembers when President Conrad Dalton was her boss at the CIA.
The CIA Director-turned-President Dalton is portrayed by Keith Carradine. He’s best known for his TV roles in Fargo (Lou Solverson), Damages (Julian Decker), Dexter (Frank Lundy), and Deadwood (Wild Bill Hickock). On film he’s known for his role as Tom Frank in Robert Altman’s Nashville. Carradine didn’t win an Oscar for his acting but he did win a golden statuette for the Best Original Song, “I’m Easy”, which he performed in the 1976 film. Madam Secretary airs Sundays at 8pm on CBS.