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Cliffhanger.

Kirk, Michael, (director,, producer,, screenwriter.). Gilmore, Jim, (narrator,, producer.). Wiser, Mike, (producer,, screenwriter.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2013.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by David Fanning.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Jim Gilmore.
Summary, etc.:
This February, 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. 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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Debts, Public > United States.
Fiscal policy > United States.
Government spending policy > United States.
Budget > United States.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
United States > Economic conditions > 2009-
United States > Economic policy > 2009-

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