Presidents who broke the glass ceiling

November 4, 2016 GMT

Movies and TV elected a female president long before the major political parties considered such a thing:

• President Leslie McCloud (Polly Bergen), “Kisses for My President” (1964)

• President Julia Mansfield (Patty Duke), “Hail to the Chief” (1985)

• President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), “Battlestar Galactica” (2003)

• President Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis), “Commander in Chief” (2005)

• President Caroline Reynolds (Patricia Wettig), “Prison Break” (2006)

• President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones), “24” (2008)

• President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard), “State of Affairs” (2014)

• President Olivia Marsdin (Lynda Carter), “Supergirl” (2016)