During the State of the Union address, someone in the presidential line of succession sits in a secure, distant location. That person is the designated survivor in case of an attack on the Capitol.
In a new ABC drama, Kiefer Sutherland stars as a designated survivor — who becomes president.
NPR's Eric Deggans joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss "Designated Survivor" and the many shows across television networks that feature the President of the United States as a key character.
This segment aired on September 2, 2016.