In Commander in Chief Geena Davis stars as President Mackenzie Allen, a Republican Vice President who succeeds after the death of President Teddy Bridges. While this show’s ratings fell substantially after a strong start, its premise makes it an interesting piece of television history.
One study showed that people who watched the show became more likely to vote for a female candidate after watching it. Because life so often imitates art, our artistic choices are important. As are telling the stories of effective women in roles of influence in society.