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'Madam Secretary' films at Newsday: Go behind the scenes on set

Newsday's headquarters in Melville was the backdrop for CBS political drama "Madam Secretary" on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Areas of the Newsday campus were sectioned off with trailers and tents for filming of the show, which co-stars Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord and Tim Daly as the head of a central intelligence unit.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the taping.

Clapboard for a scene in "Madam Secretary," filmed
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A clapboard for a scene in "Madam Secretary" filmed at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on April 11, 2017.

A monitor shows the actors in place inside
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A monitor shows "Madam Secretary" actors in place during a rehearsal as scenes are taped at Newsday headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Crew members work behind the camera to film
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Crew members work behind the camera to film scenes for "Madam Secretary" at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A cameraman sets up his shot by the
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A cameraman sets up his shot for a scene as "Madam Secretary" is filmed at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Signage is placed on the grounds in front
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The grounds at Newsday's Melville headquarters were made over into points of interest in France as scenes from "Madam Secretary" were shot on portions of the company campus on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Equipment enters the building at Newsday. Newsday is
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Equipment is rolled into Newsday's Melville headquarters for the filming of scenes from "Madam Secretary" on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's lobby filled with extras waiting for their
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Extras await their cue inside Newsday's lobby as its Melville headquarters is transformed for a taping of CBS' "Madam Secretary" on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The rear of a monitor. Newsday is transformed
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Some of the equipment used in the taping of "Madam Secretary" at Newsday's Melville headquarters on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A crew member sets up a camera by
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A crew member sets up a camera as "Madam Secretary" scenes are shot at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A crew member sets up a camera by
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A crew member sets up equipment as scenes from "Madam Secretary" are taped at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A crew member sets up a camera by
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A crew member sets up a camera as scenes from "Madam Secretary" are taped at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday is transformed for a taping of the
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A row of backpacks are lined outside Newsday's Melville headquarters as crew members prepare to tape scenes from "Madam Secretary" on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Cast and crew members wait for the next
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Actors and crew members of "Madam Secretary" prepare for the next scene during a taping at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Cast and crew setup for their next shot
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Actors and crew members of "Madam Secretary" prepare for a shot during a taping at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Grips unload the grip truck. Newsday is transformed
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Equipment is unloaded outside Newsday's Melville headquarters for the taping of scenes from "Madam Secretary" on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A crew member monitors sound during rehearsal outside
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A crew member of "Madam Secretary" monitors sound during a rehearsal outside Newsday's Melville headquarters on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A script supervisior sets up outside of Newsday.
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A script supervisor sets up as "Madam Secretary" is filmed at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A crew member changes the plates of a
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A crew member of "Madam Secretary" prepares license plates to match a scene as the grounds at Newsday's Melville headquarters were made over into points of interest in France on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Cast and crew rehearse a scene outside of
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Cast and crew of "Madam Secretary" rehearse a scene outside Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Colored rolls of gaffers' tapes. Newsday is transformed
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Rolls of gaffer tape hang at the ready as scenes from "Madam Secretary" are shot at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Cast and crew film outside Newsday's headquarters. Newsday
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Cast and crew tape a scene from "Madam Secretary" outside Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Crew uses the monitors for the director to
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Crew members work behind the scenes as "Madam Secretary" is filmed at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Script pages for a scene being filmed in
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Crew members of "Madam Secretary" follow along with the script as scenes are taped at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Crew members setup the next shot by the
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Crew members of "Madam Secretary" prepare for the next scene during a taping at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A conference room at Newsday is transformed into
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A conference room at Newsday is being transformed into the CIA for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A lighting technician tests a light that will
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A technician tests a light that will be used in a scene in "Madam Secretary," which is taping at Newsday on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A background talent helps get dressed inside Newsday's
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An extra gets costume touches from wardrobe in a holding room at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, where the CBS show "Madam Secretary" is filming Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Electricians test lights for an upcoming scene. Newsday's
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Electricians test lights that will be used to film a scene in CBS' "Madam Secretary" at Newsday's headquarters in Melville Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent dressed and wait for their next
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Extras wait in a holding area at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, where the CBS show "Madam Secretary" is taping Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The prop truck in the parking lot of
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The prop truck in the parking lot at Newsday's headquarters in Melville for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent dressed as honor guards in the
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Extras in "Madam Secretary" are dressed as military honor guards as they await their scenes in a staging area at Newsday's Melville headquarters during a taping of the CBS drama on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Costume area setup inside the advertising room at
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The costume area is set up inside Newsday's headquarters in Melville for production of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent dressed and wait for this next
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Extras await their scenes in a holding area at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, where the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," is filming Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent on their lunch break. Newsday's headquarters
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The cast and crew take a lunch break under a tent pitched at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, where the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," is filming Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent on their lunch break. Newsday's headquarters
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The cast and crew take a lunch break under a tent pitched at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, where the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," is filming Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent walk to the outside holding area
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Extras walk to the exterior holding area at Newsday's headquarters in Melville for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Hair department setup in the advertising room at
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The hair department is set up in Newsday's headquarters in Melville, for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Electricians get lighting setup with a boom for
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The production crew gets a lighting setup with a boom to shoot scenes for the CBS show, "Madam Secretary" at Newsday's headquarters in Melville Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

A crew member walks background talent into Newsday's
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A crew member walks background talent into Newsday's headquarters in Melville in preparation for a taping of the CBS drama, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Shadowing panels for lights (held and propped up
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Shadowing panels for lights are stacked in the parking lot of Newsday's headquarters in Melville, where the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," is taping Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent leave the holding area of Newsday.
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Extras leave the holding area at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, where the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," is taping Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent walk to the outside holding area
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Extras make their way to a holding area at Newsday's headquarters in Melville for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent dressed and wait for this next
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Extras wait in a holding area at Newsday's headquarters in Melville,  where the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," is filming scenes Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Electricians get lighting setup with a boom for
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

A production crew works on a lighting setup with a boom for shooting at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, where the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," is filming Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Background talent get dressed and wait for their
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Background talent in the wardrobe, hair and makeup area at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
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Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Wardrobe truck gets unloaded at Newsday. Newsday's headquarters
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A wardrobe truck gets unloaded at Newsday's headquarters in Melville in preparation for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The French flag flies above and new landscaping
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The French flag flies above new landscaping planted by a production crew for onsite filming of the CBS drama, "Madam Secretary" at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Wardrobe arrives at Newsday. Newsday's headquarters in Melville
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Wardrobe arrives at Newsday's headquarters in Melville to be used for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
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Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's advertising department will now be used for
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Newsday's office space makes way for wardrobe, hair and makeup staging areas during prep for filming of the CBS drama, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's advertising department will now be used for
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Newsday's advertising department will now be used for hair and makeup for filming of "Madam Secretary" Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Extras arrive at Newsday. Newsday's headquarters in Melville
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Extras arrive at Newsday's headquarters in Melville for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The parking lot at Newsday is filling up
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The parking lot at Newsday's headquarters in Melville fills with production trailers carrying equipment for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The French flag gets raised for filming of
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The French flag gets raised for filming of "Madam Secretary" at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The French flag flies above and new landscaping
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The French flag flies above new landscaping for filming of the CBS drama "Madam Secretary" at Newsday's headquarters in Melville, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
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Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," April 10, 2017. Here, Mike Thompson, one of the groundskeepers for the show, plants flowers and greenery on the circle garden in front of the building.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
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Mike Thompson, one of the groundskeepers for the CBS show "Madam Secretary," plants flowers and greenery on the circle garden in front of the Newsday building April 10, 2017.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," April 10, 2017. Here, one of the Newsday executive conference rooms has been converted into a CIA conference room with CIA-labeled binders on the shelves and a CIA flag near the window.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," April 10, 2017. Here, one of the Newsday executive conference rooms has been converted into a CIA conference room with CIA-labeled binders on the shelves and a CIA flag near the window.

Conference room C at Newsday is being used
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A conference room at Newsday is being used as a CIA room during filming. Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Conference room C at Newsday is being used
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A Newsday conference area morphs into a CIA room during filming. Newsday's headquarters in Melville is being used for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Newsday's headquarters in Melville is transformed for a taping of the CBS show, "Madam Secretary," April 10, 2017. Here, one of the Newsday executive conference rooms has been converted into a CIA conference room with CIA-labeled binders on the shelves.

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