In this week’s foreign policy debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney barely mentioned Europe and the fiscal crisis happening there. While the candidates mentioned Poland, neither uttered a word about Greece or Spain, where governments are being forced to reduce spending, raise retirement ages, and do other uncomfortable things to be able to pay the bills.

Some say Europe’s ongoing experience is a harbinger of things to come in the United States if political leaders fail to address the government spending problem head-on.

A new documentary featuring leading economic historian Johan Norberg and economist Don Boudreaux look into this question and discusses the need to reduce government spending to avoid severe unpleasantness and allow the economy to grow and people to prosper.

“Europe’s Debt: America’s Crisis?” will have its first major broadcast on 10/31, covering most major public television markets in the US! Four investigative reports, shot on location in Greece, Brussels, California and Washington DC, highlight this in depth examination of Europe’s current debt crisis and its connection to the U.S. economy.  Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux and Johan Norberg host the program. Additionally, it will be featured streaming free online for two weeks starting 11/1 at!

Check your local listings for airtimes or catch it online. Either way, you won’t want to miss it.