Television: The Story Behind “Designated Survivor”

In ABC’s new show Designated Survivor, Kiefer Sutherland plays a U.S. Cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after an attack on the Capitol during the State of the Union wipes out everyone ahead of him in the presidential line of succession. Sutherland’s character, Tom Kirkman, is chosen as the so-called “designated survivor,” a low-level government…

via The Real-Life History of the ‘Designated Survivor’ — TIME

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