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Actor Kiefer Sutherland in a still frame from the new ABC series "Designated Survivor," which premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Courtesy ABC via Facebook)
Actor Kiefer Sutherland in a still frame from the new ABC series "Designated Survivor," which premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Courtesy ABC via Facebook)
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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.

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Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic. He tweets @Deggans.

This segment aired on September 2, 2016.

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