Frontline
“Cliffhanger”

Frontline<br />“Cliffhanger”

Feb 11, 2013

This February, as the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises,FRONTLINE investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country’s problems of debt and deficit. 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.