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Dearborn featured prominently on new ABC drama "Designated Survivor"
by Kurt Anthony Krug
The city of Dearborn played a major supporting role on a recent episode of ABC's new political drama "Designated Survivor."
On "Designated Survivor," Washington, D.C. is attacked by an as-yet-unrevealed enemy during the State of the Union address, killing the President, the Vice-President, and all members of the Cabinet except Thomas Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland of "24" fame), the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who's the lowest man on the political totem pole.
Kirkman is the designated survivor, a person in the presidential line of succession who's sent to a secure, undisclosed location when the President and the nation's other top leaders are gathered in one location. Should a catastrophic event happen (as it does in this case), the designated survivor guarantees the continuity of government and becomes the Acting President of the United States per the Presidential Succession Act.
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