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Commander in Chief 

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MacKenzie Allen becomes the first woman American president after she ascends to the job following the death of president Teddy Bridges.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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...  President Mackenzie Allen 19 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Nathan Templeton 19 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Jim Gardner 19 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Rod Calloway 19 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Kelly Ludlow 19 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Rebecca Calloway 19 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Amy Calloway 19 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Vince Taylor 19 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Horace Calloway 18 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Jayne Murray 16 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Richard 'Dickie' McDonald 10 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Kate Allen 10 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Sara Templeton 9 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Gilda Rockwell 8 episodes, 2005-2006
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MacKenzie Allen becomes the first woman American president after she ascends to the job following the death of president Teddy Bridges.

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Wife. Mother. Leader of the free world. See more »

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27 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Untitled Geena Davis Project  »

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The characters of the President and Vice President were named after the two actors who played those roles in director Rod Lurie 's previous political thriller The Contender (2000). Teddy Bridges, named for 'Jeff Bridges' who played President Jackson Evans, and MacKenzie Allen, named for Joan Allen who played Laine Hanson, his vice-presidential nominee. See more »

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Mackenzie Allen: So I say to the people of this nation: I am humbled by your greatness. I am humbled by the history being made here today, humbled by the notion that I am the first woman to hold this office. I'm humbled by the responsibilities that rest with me.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #13.165 (2005) See more »

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Too much of a threat?
13 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

WHY IN THE WORLD HAS THIS EXCELLENT TV PROGRAM BEEN SHELVED? Pretty good chance it was because of political reasons. This series of stunning presidential decision-making opened a door. Viewers could become more politically astute---could realize there are political alternatives. To some people, this show may seem too idealistic, but it told how things could be done "another way"---with savvy and vision, and a real concern for the people---all people. Spilling blood certainly did not take precedence. '

You have to admit, getting it shelved is one way of inflicting invisible censorship---nothing to do with poor ratings.

I, my whole family, neighbors and much of my community were regular watchers of this show. We finally saw people we could refer to as good role models.

Shelved for six weeks pretty well means a death knell, unless enough people speak up. I've written to ABC, but it will take lots of people.


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