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TV Producer to Present Free Episode Screening and Discussion at NECC

Submitted by on April 2, 2019 – 2:29 pm

Producer Alexander Maggio

Members of the public are invited to attend a free screening and discussion session with Alexander Maggio, producer of the hit CBS television series “Madam Secretary,” on Wednesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Linda Hummel-Shea ArtSpace in the Northern Essex Community College Bentley Library, 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill.

The session will feature an exclusive presentation of “Madam Secretary” season four episode “Night Watch,” which depicts the U.S. government’s actions in the wake of an erroneous report of nuclear attack. A discussion and Q&A session, centered on television’s role in promoting civic engagement, will follow the main presentation.

This event is co-sponsored by the NECC Civic Engagement Center, the Center for Liberal Arts, and the Students for a Democratic Society.

Alexander Maggio is a writer and producer best known for his work with “Madam Secretary” and “Homeland.” He holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

For more information on the screening, or for sign language interpreting or access requests, please contact Stephen Slaner at or at 978-556-3528.

The screening and discussion will coincide with NECC’s annual “College for a Day” event, which welcomes anyone who is interested in enrolling at Northern Essex the opportunity to learn more about the life of a community college student, sit in on college-level courses, tour the campus, and more. To learn more about this event, please visit the “College for a Day” page.

With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Northern Essex Community College offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Each year, close to 8,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,600 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  For more information, visit the website at