For nearly two years, Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, and President Barack Obama, right, have been locked in a struggle that threatens to bring the nation to the brink of financial collapse. "Cliffhanger" reveals the inside story of how the nation's most powerful leaders have failed to solve the pressing problems of debt and deficit.
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.
This groundbreaking special reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of Earth. Produced in consultation with NASA scientists, “Earth From Space” takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate web of forces that sustain life on earth.
Shown from left to right: Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Ruairi Conaghan as Kieran Branson, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Countess of Grantham and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley.
For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America — associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. The world’s first billionaire, Rockefeller held 90 percent of the world’s oil refineries, 90 percent of the marketing of oil and a third of all the oil wells. Working methodically and secretly, he transformed an industry — and changed forever the way America did business.
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers travel to Chantilly, Virginia, for the DC Big Flea. This six-times-a-year indoor show finds the pickers trying to make a big score on their target assignment to find miniature furniture. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some notable finds, which include a crocodile suitcase, a mid-century modern clock and a Chinese screen. This week’s winner is a clear favorite from the moment the auction begins at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.
Market Warriors airs on Monday, February 11th at 8:00 pm.