CNBC To Devote Special Programming To The Fiscal Cliff, "Mission Critical: Rise Above DC," on Tuesday, December 11th

CNBC Anchors & Reporters Live from Washington, DC Throughout CNBC's Business Day Programming

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., December 7, 2012—With no deal in place and the deadline quickly approaching, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will dedicate a day of coverage to the fiscal cliff, "Mission Critical: Rise Above DC."

On Tuesday, December 11th, throughout the network's Business Day programming, CNBC anchors and reporters will broadcast live from Washington, D.C. Beginning with "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), CNBC's Jim Cramer and Becky Quick will anchor from the halls of Congress, leading every hour through the morning with a "Rise Above Report" and speaking to key figures and lawmakers pressing them to explain why there is still no deal and explaining what's at stake. Starting at noon, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and Brian Sullivan will report from the Capitol for CNBC's afternoon programs. At 3PM ET, Maria Bartiromo will move to the White House to broadcast live for "Closing Bell" (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). CNBC's "Fast Money" (M-F, 5PM-6PM ET), will focus on how money, business and investors are preparing for what the fiscal cliff or a deal would mean for the markets. CNBC's Jim Cramer will host a special edition of "Mad Money" (M-F, 6PM & 11PM ET) and CNBC's Larry Kudlow will finish the day anchoring "The Kudlow Report" (M-F, 7PM-8PM ET) live from Washington, D.C.

In addition, throughout the day, CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood and CNBC's Eamon Javers will report on the latest developments on a deal.

In early November, CNBC and launched a network-wide initiative called "Rise Above" aimed at calling attention to the fiscal crisis. The campaign is a call to action appealing to everyone to rise above partisan political views in an effort to come to an agreement on a plan that tackles both the long and short term challenges to the American economy.

Additional coverage of the day will be available on at

Want to join the social media conversation about the fiscal cliff? Send a tweet to @CNBC and use the hashtag #RiseAbove. We'll be featuring a selection of your tweets in the CNBC "Twicker" during "Squawk Box" and "The Kudlow Report." You can also weigh in on the fiscal cliff by going to CNBC's Facebook page and voting on the issue that most concerns you in the event Congress does not reach a deal.

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 390 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at