Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:30pm
Investigate Washington’s failure to solve the country’s debt and deficit problems.
This February, as the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, FRONTLINE presents Cliffhanger airing Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011). Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation's economy to the edge of the “fiscal cliff,” and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration. The film explores the deep ideological divide inside the Republican Party and the struggle between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner as they take on President Obama and the Democrats.