One of the most popular shows on television right now is Madam Secretary. The show’s popularity is due in no small part because the storyline showcases a woman in an important decision making position in our government. Something that seems to be lacking in our current administration. I thought we might like to have a refresher on the original Madam Secretary Madeleine Albright.
Marie Jana Korbelová was born on May 15th in the Smíchov district of Prague, Czechoslovakia.Adolf Hitler forced the family into exile because of their political beliefs and Madeleine and her family spent the war years in Britain. They first lived on Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill, London, where they endured the worst of the Blitz. Madeleine remembers hiding under a large metal table, to protect the family from the recurring threat of Nazi air raids.
After the war, her family moved…
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