Prime Time CBS Drama to Target Health Insurance Company
Published: 3/16/2010 9:50 AM ET
Perfectly timed for the week President Barack Obama is pushing the House to vote on ObamaCare, on tonight's (Tuesday) episode of CBS's The Good Wife, set at a Chicago law firm, the lawyers "battle a health insurance company that refuses to pay for urgent in-utero surgery." The CBS.com plug for the March 16 episode: "In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery."
The last time I critiqued The Good Wife ("CBS Drama Showcases Blank Book that Mocks Palin as Empty-Headed Dunce"), NewsReal blog's David Forsmark contended the program "is both politically and (more importantly) dramatically complex" and deserves credit for showcasing liberal hypocrisy.
So, I'll hold out hope this episode will deliver more than just simplistic vilification of an insurance company and might, given the plot involves "in-utero surgery," also forward pro-life perspectives. Watch and see.
CBS's synopsis for the program which airs Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST/PST, 9 PM CST:
THE GOOD WIFE is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney.- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.
As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart, offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she's going to need to succeed on her own merit....