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Questions tagged [designated-survivor]

For the 2016 political drama thriller series Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland as the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suddenly thrust into the presidency after an attack on the night of a State of the Union address that leaves him as the last in line of the presidential succession.

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Designated Survivor Vice President

Did I miss anything? Did President Kirkman ever nominate a new Vice President to replace Peter MacLeish? I don't recall anything being said about that.
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Fundamentalist Christian got a blood transfusion?

Season 2 Episode 10 of Designated Survivor: Baby Grace made it through surgery, and she's well. And none of her mother's beliefs were compromised. I'm not too clear on what happened. Here are my ...
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Why did the Secret Service confiscate all cell-phones/devices?

In the pilot-episode (S01E01) of "Designated Survivor"; just after the explosion, Tom Kirkman's Secret Service agent tells him to get off the phone immediately and demands he hands over his "...
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Can a president really leave the White House with barely any security?

In Designated Survivor (episode2 I think), President Kirkman asks the Secret Service about wearing the bullet-proof vest. His answer was "The 2 ways a president leaves the White House is with that or ...
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Why wasn't the line of succession for cabinet members followed after they died?

Designated Survivor is based on the idea that the entire US government was killed in a terrorist attack, save for the "designated survivor", Tom Kirkman, who was off-site at the time. The line of ...
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Did Hannah Wells' have a 'story'?

Please see last line in a conservation in Designated Survivor S01E09 (emphasis mine): Foerstel: It's nice to see you, Agent Wells. It's been a while. Hannah: Well, John, in your line of work, ...
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Why is Alex Kirkman disappointed in Tom Kirkman for what happened to the Syrian refugees?

In Designated Survivor (2016 - present), President Tom Kirkman makes a deal with the governors to receive support from them in exchange for refusing a plane of refugees from Syria who instead are ...