Frontline: Cliffhanger
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Frontline: Cliffhanger

Tuesday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.

This month, as the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, "Frontline" investigates the inside story of Washington’s failure to solve the country’s debt and deficit problems.

"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.