The Budget Crunch
From the 7-part series The Presidency and the Constitution (1987)

A new president faces gridlock in the budget process and dangerously high deficits. How do our leaders balance priorities and values in trying to maintain the nation's economic health? Should there be a Constitutional Convention to propose a balanced budget amendment? How would such a Convention work? This program provides insights on our national budget,deficit spending and the debate over adopting a Constitutional Amendment mandating a balanced budget.

Funder: The Hearst Corporation