Producers of ‘The Good Wife’ Want Rumsfeld

Julianna Margulies as 'The Good Wife' (Photo: CBS)

Julianna Margulies as 'The Good Wife' (Photo: CBS)

PASADENA, Calif. – Producers of the CBS drama “The Good Wife” want former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to appear on a future episode. But Rumsfeld’s office says it won’t happen.

Robert King, who produces the show with his wife Michelle, said Friday he would like Rumsfeld to appear as himself, called as a witness in a lawsuit. The legal case is about what is considered torture or not, and King said he wants Rumsfeld to testify about why aggressive interrogation is sometimes needed in wartime.

But Keith Urbahn, who works for Rumsfeld, says the subject matter makes the idea a “non-starter.”

King hadn’t asked Rumsfeld yet. He’s also writing the episode with a fictional character in case Rumsfeld won’t do it.

“The Good Wife” has had occasional real-life cameos, including Vernon Jordan and Lou Dobbs.

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